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Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199694983
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Clarke teaches mostly late republican and early imperial Roman History, covering the fascinating period of dynamic change during which Rome moved from a relatively democratic form of rule to the monarchical power of, albeit often benevolent, emperors. She has published extensively on the works of Roman historians such as Tacitus and Polybius.

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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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