Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

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by Katherine Clarke
     
 

This book is about time and history in the Greek world. In argues that choices concerning the articulation and expression of time, especially time past, reflect the values and aspirations of both those who narrate it and their audiences. Time is thus not only constructed, but also negotiated. This study brings together the wider theme of "managing time" with an… See more details below

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This book is about time and history in the Greek world. In argues that choices concerning the articulation and expression of time, especially time past, reflect the values and aspirations of both those who narrate it and their audiences. Time is thus not only constructed, but also negotiated. This study brings together the wider theme of "managing time" with an exploration of how history was created at a local level within a civic context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199694983
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2011
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Making a business of time
3. The world outside the polis
4. 'City is history incarnate': writing the past of the polis
5. Persuasion and plausibility: history and rhetoric in the polis
6. Time for the polis: audiences and contexts
Epilogue

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