Greek Historiography

Author(s): Thomas F. Scanlon
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2015
Product Number: EB00614760
Released: Jul 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119085805
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This volume provides an accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date survey of the ancient Greek genre of historical writing from its origins before Herodotus to the Greek historians of the Roman imperial era, seven centuries later. -Focuses on the themes of power and human nature, causation, divine justice, leadership, civilization versus barbarism, legacy, and literary reception -Includes thorough summaries alongside textual analysis that signpost key passages and highlight thematic connections, helping readers navigate their way through the original texts -Situates historical writing among the forms of epic and lyric poetry, drama, philosophy, and science -Uses the best current translations and includes a detailed list of further reading that includes important new scholarship

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