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Greek Historians

Author : John Marincola
ISBN : 019922501X
Genre : History
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This survey of more recent work on Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius synthesises some of the most important research from the last few decades.
Category: History

The Portable Greek Historians

Author : M. I. Finley
ISBN : 9781101127643
Genre : History
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Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"—Herodotus's History, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.
Category: History

Hegemony And Greek Historians

Author : John Moore Wickersham
ISBN : 0847677818
Genre : History
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In this book, John Wickersham studies the concept of hegemony in the histories of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and Ephorus. He shows the growth of hegemony as a major theme of the historians and an important concern of classical Greek civilization. While concentrating on the single theme of hegemony, Wickersham also offers an overall appreciation of each author studied and of the Classical Greek historians as a group.
Category: History

Studies In The Greek Historians

Author : Adam Parry
ISBN : 9780521205870
Genre : History
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A consideration of authors and historians from fifth century BC onwards who shed light on the Greek tradition of historical writing.
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The Greek Historians

Author : T. James Luce
ISBN : 9781134845354
Genre : History
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The Greeks invented history as a literary genre in the fifth century B.C. The first historians owed much to Homer and adopted his vivid and direct style in narrating historical events. Yet, despite the influence of Homer the birth of history was basically a reaction against mythical accounts of the past. Homer wrote about war and travel in foreign lands, in the distant and mythical past. In contrast, the Greek historians of the fifth century wrote about contemporary or very recent events, where eye witnesses could be interviewed and facts checked. The Greek Historians follows the development of history from Herodotus, via Thucydides, Xenophon and Polybius, until the Hellenistic age. It introduces the individual writers and their topics, yet it also outlines their attitudes to historiography and their criticisms of each other. Such themes as the uses and value of truth and causation are traced, as well as the growing constraints on free speech under Hellenistic monarchs and the Romans. Written in an accessible and captivating manner, with suggestions for further reading, this book serves as a lucid introduction to Greek historians and writing of history.
Category: History

The Greek Historians

Author : Antony Erich Raubitschek
ISBN : UVA:X001184742
Genre : History
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Category: History

Epigraphy And The Greek Historian

Author : Phillip Harding
ISBN : 9780802090690
Genre : History
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Epigraphy is a method of inferring and analyzing historical data by means of inscriptions found on ancient artifacts such as stones, coins, and statues. It has proven indispensable for archaeologists and classicists, and has considerable potential for the study of ancient history at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Epigraphy and the Greek Historian is a collection of essays that explore various ways in which inscriptions can help students reconstruct and understand Greek History. In order to engage with the study of epigraphy, this collection is divided into two parts, Athens and Athens from the outside. The contributors maintain the importance of epigraphy, arguing that, in some cases, inscriptions are the only tools we have to recover the local history of places that stand outside the main focus of ancient literary sources, which are often frustratingly Athenocentric. Ideally, the historian uses both inscriptions and literary sources to make plausible inferences and thereby weave together the disconnected threads of the past into a connected and persuasive narrative. Epigraphy and the Greek Historian is a comprehensive examination of epigraphy and a timely resource for students and scholars involved in the study of ancient history.
Category: History

The Greek Historians

Author : Torrey James Luce
ISBN : 0415105935
Genre : History
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The Greeks invented history as a literary genre in the fifth century B.C. The first historians owed much to Homer and adopted his vivid and direct style in narrating historical events. Yet, despite the influence of Homer the birth of history was basically a reaction against mythical accounts of the past. Homer wrote about war and travel in foreign lands, in the distant and mythical past. In contrast, the Greek historians of the fifth century wrote about contemporary or very recent events, where eye witnesses could be interviewed and facts checked. The Greek Historians follows the development of history from Herodotus, via Thucydides, Xenophon and Polybius, until the Hellenistic age. It introduces the individual writers and their topics, yet it also outlines their attitudes to historiography and their criticisms of each other. Such themes as the uses and value of truth and causation are traced, as well as the growing constraints on free speech under Hellenistic monarchs and the Romans. Written in an accessible and captivating manner, with suggestions for further reading, this book serves as a lucid introduction to Greek historians and writing of history.
Category: History

Literary Texts And The Greek Historian

Author : C. B. R. Pelling
ISBN : 0415073502
Genre : History
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Literary Texts and the Greek Historian provides a comprehensive and well documented survey of the ways in which non-historical texts, as well as historical ones, can be used to construct Greek history.
Category: History

The Greek Historians

Author : Truesdell Sparhawk Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015008160163
Genre : Greece
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The Greek Historians

Author : Francis Richard Borroum Godolphin
ISBN : UOM:39015054066199
Genre : Greece
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Category: Greece