The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

by Andrew Feldherr
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521854539

ISBN-13: 9780521854535

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an introduction to how the history of Rome was written in the ancient world, and its impact on later periods. It presents essays by an international team of scholars that aim both to orient non-specialist readers to the important concerns of the Roman historians and to stimulate new research.

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This book is an introduction to how the history of Rome was written in the ancient world, and its impact on later periods. It presents essays by an international team of scholars that aim both to orient non-specialist readers to the important concerns of the Roman historians and to stimulate new research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521854535
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations x

List of contributors xi

Preface and acknowledgments xv

List of abbreviations xvii

Introduction Andrew Feldherr 1

Part I Approaches 9

1 Ancient audiences and expectations John Marincola 11

2 Postmodern historiographical theory and the Roman historians William W. Batstone 24

3 Historians without history: Against Roman historiography J.E. Lendon 41

Part II Contexts and Traditions 63

4 Alternatives to written history in Republican Rome Harriet I. Flower 65

5 Roman historians and the Greeks: Audiences and models John Dillery 77

6 Cato's Origines: The historian and his enemies Ulrich Gotter 108

7 Polybius James Davidson 123

Part III Subjects 137

8 Time Denis Feeney 139

9 Space Andrew M. Riggsby 152

10 Religion in historiography Jason Davies 166

11 Virtue and violence: The historians on politics Joy Connolly 181

Part IV Modes 195

12 The rhetoric of Roman historiography Andrew Laird 197

13 The exemplary past in Roman historiography and culture Matthew Roller 214

14 Intertextuality and historiography Ellen O'Gorman 231

Part v Characters 243

15 Characterization and complexity: Caesar, Sallust, and Livy Ann Vasaly 245

16 Representing the emperor Caroline Vout 261

17 Women in Roman historiography Kristina Milnor 276

18 Barbarians I: Quintus Curtius' and other Roman historians' reception of Alexander Elizabeth Baynham 288

19 Barbarians II: Tacitus' Jews Andrew Feldherr 301

Part VI Transformations 317

20 Josephus Honora Chapman 319

21 The Roman exempla tradition in imperial Greek historiography: The case of Camillus Alain M. Gowing 332

22 Ammianus Marceilinus: Tacitus' heir andGibbon's guide Gavin Kelly 348

23 Ancient Roman historians and early modern political theory Benedetto Fontana 362

24 Re-writing history for the early modern stage: Racine's Roman tragedies Volker Schröder 380

25 The Roman historians and twentieth-century approaches to Roman history Emma Dench 394

Chronological list of the historians of Rome 407

Bibliography 418

Index 455

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