The Ancient Greek Historians (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Ancient Greek Historians (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by J. B. Bury
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
In Ancient Greek Historians, eminent British scholar J. B. Bury sets out to trace the genesis and development of the historical literature of the Greeks. The work is arranged chronologically, with several chapters addressing the legend-based writing of early

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
In Ancient Greek Historians, eminent British scholar J. B. Bury sets out to trace the genesis and development of the historical literature of the Greeks. The work is arranged chronologically, with several chapters addressing the legend-based writing of early Greek historiography before discussing the more scientific approach to history writing taken by major figures like Herodotus, Thucydides, and Polybius. Originally developed as a series of lectures for Harvard University, the publication of Ancient Greek Historians has remained a standard in the field.

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ISBN-13:
9781411467071
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
589 KB

Meet the Author


John Bagnell Bury was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, in 1861, to highly educated parents who encouraged his early aptitude for learning. His father, the Reverend Edward John Bury, taught him Greek and Latin from the age of four, and found him so adept that by the age of ten Bury was able to pass college entrance examinations in Greek and Latin without a single mistake. Bury entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1878, after he had placed first in the examination for the Classical Scholarship, and eventually became Fellow of Trinity College in 1885. In all, Bury published 369 books, articles, notes, or reviews in a wide variety of journals and other publications before his death in 1927 in Rome.

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