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By John Marincola

This two-volume better half to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the recent instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historic historiography long ago few decades.

  • Comprises a chain of leading edge articles written by means of regarded scholars
  • Presents wide, chronological remedies of significant matters within the writing of background and antiquity
  • These are complemented via chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.
  • Provides a sequence of interpretative readings at the person historians
  • Contains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their dating to history

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Much of that information can be found in other works (see Further Reading) or will emerge in the course of this collection. Instead, I supply here a brief background to some of the issues that will arise in the contributions that follow. 1 Approaching Classical Historiography The historical writing of the Greeks and Romans covers some 800 years, from Herodotus’ Histories written in the mid- to late fifth century BCE to the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus who composed his history in the late fourth century CE .

Ep. Tac. Theodoret Agr. Agricola Ann. Annales Dial. Dialogus Germ. Germania Hist. Historiae CE Theodoret, Syrian bishop and historian, ca. 393–466 Historia Ecclesiastica Theophrastus, Greek philosopher, late 370s–early 280s B CE Char. Characters HP History of Plants Thuc. Thucydides, Athenian historian, 5th c. Tib. Tibullus, Latin poet, 1st c. Trog. Pompeius Trogus, Roman historian, 1st c. Varro Varro, Roman scholar and antiquarian, 116–27 Ling. Veg. CE Epistulae Tacitus, Roman historian, ca. 56–after 118 HE Theoph.

Cat. Hippoc. Op. Opera et dies (Works and Days) Theogony Hippocrates, Greek physician, 5th c. Hor. BCE Airs, Waters, Places Aulus Hirtius, Roman politician and military man, 1st c. BG Hom. Catalogus mulierum (Catalogue of Women) Theog. AWP Hirt. BCE See Caes. BG Homer, Greek epic poet, prob. 7th c. Il. Iliad Od. Odyssey Horace, Latin poet, 1st c. B CE BCE Ars Ars Poetica Carm. Carmina or Odes Epist. Epistulae Sat. Satirae or Sermones BCE Marincola: Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography 1405102162_1_prevol1 Final Proof page xxx xxx Hyp.

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