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The Resource Greek and Roman historiography, edited by John Marincola

Greek and Roman historiography, edited by John Marincola

Label
Greek and Roman historiography
Title
Greek and Roman historiography
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Marincola
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • fre
  • ger
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"Over the past thirty years the study of classical historiography has undergone great changes. While not abandoning traditional questions about sources and reliability, newer scholarship, influenced and informed by the current debates in the academy at large about the nature and purpose of all historiography, has sought to understand the ancient historians on their own terms and has more closely engaged with the ways in which the Greeks and Romans constructed their pasts, with the various roles that history played in these societies, with the relationship of history as a literary composition to other genres, and with the importance of the historian himself in giving form and meaning to his history. The essays in the present volume, six of which are translated into English for the first time, address these and other issues. Topics treated include the relationship of history and myth, the importance of oral tradition in the formation of both Greek andRoman historical traditions, the role of memory (both individual and societal) in shaping notions of the past and determining what is thought worthy of record, the influence of other genres such as poetry and oratory on historiography, and ancient notions of falsehood and historical truth. An introduction places the essays in the larger context of earlier and more recent trends in the study of Greek and Roman historiography"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
938.0072
Index
index present
Language note
English, Greek, and Latin, with six essays translated from French, German, and Italian
LC call number
DE8
LC item number
.G74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford readings in classical studies
Label
Greek and Roman historiography, edited by John Marincola
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published 2011"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Constructing the past : myth, memory, and history. Thucydides is not a colleague / Nicole Loraux. Myth, history, politics--ancient and modern / Hans-Joachim Gehrke. Genealogy and the genealogists / Rosalind Thomas. Some aspects of source theory in Greek historiography / Guido Schepens. The tradition on Early Rome and oral history / Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg. Memoria and historiography in Rome / Dieter Timpe. Etruscan historiography in Rome / T. J. Cornell -- II. Rhetoric, truth, and falsehood. Cicero and historiography / P.A. Brunt. Cicero and the writing of history / A.J. Woodman. Ancient views on the causes of bias in historical writing / T. J. Luce. Lying historians : seven types of mendacity / T. J. Wiseman. True history and false history in Classical Antiquity / Emilio Gabba -- III. History and poetry. The historical 'cycle' / Luciano Canfora. History and tragedy / F.W. Walbank. Poetry and historiography : a study in the use of sources / Hermann Funke
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 498 p.
Isbn
9780199233502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn646121201
Label
Greek and Roman historiography, edited by John Marincola
Publication
Note
"First published 2011"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Constructing the past : myth, memory, and history. Thucydides is not a colleague / Nicole Loraux. Myth, history, politics--ancient and modern / Hans-Joachim Gehrke. Genealogy and the genealogists / Rosalind Thomas. Some aspects of source theory in Greek historiography / Guido Schepens. The tradition on Early Rome and oral history / Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg. Memoria and historiography in Rome / Dieter Timpe. Etruscan historiography in Rome / T. J. Cornell -- II. Rhetoric, truth, and falsehood. Cicero and historiography / P.A. Brunt. Cicero and the writing of history / A.J. Woodman. Ancient views on the causes of bias in historical writing / T. J. Luce. Lying historians : seven types of mendacity / T. J. Wiseman. True history and false history in Classical Antiquity / Emilio Gabba -- III. History and poetry. The historical 'cycle' / Luciano Canfora. History and tragedy / F.W. Walbank. Poetry and historiography : a study in the use of sources / Hermann Funke
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 498 p.
Isbn
9780199233502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn646121201

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