Atthis: The Ancient Histories of Athens

Atthis: The Ancient Histories of Athens

by P. J. Rhodes

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Atthis: The Ancient Histories of Athens by P. J. Rhodes

English summary: In 1949 during his exile in Britain, Felix Jacoby composed his introductory study on the life and work of the Atthidographers (Atthis. The Local Chronicles of Ancient Athens, Oxford). A year later, he published two follow-up volumes containing testimonies and fragments by the very same authors of the history of Athens (and other local histories) as part of his collection of "fragments of Greek historians." Soon afterwards (from 1953-54), he continued his work with two volumes of commentary on those historians. In this brief study, P.J. Rhodes not only succeeds in making known Jacoby's contribution to the research of the Atthidographers while contextualizing it within the evolution of research history, but he also succeeds in describing the development of the genre on the basis of the latest research, including his own, and by highlighting its significance for the reconstruction of Athenian history in both the Archaic and the Classical periods. German description: Im Jahre 1949 verfasste Felix Jacoby im Exil in Groabritannien seine einfuhrende Studie in Leben und Werk der Atthidographen (Atthis. The Local Chronicles of Ancient Athens, Oxford), der er ein Jahr spater, im Rahmen seiner Sammlung der "Fragmente der griechischen Historiker", die zwei Bande mit Testimonien und Fragmenten eben jener Autoren der Geschichte Athens (und anderer Lokalhistorien) sowie bald darauf (1953-4) zwei Bande mit Kommentaren zu eben jenen Historikern folgen liea. P. J. Rhodes gelingt es in seiner kleinen hier vorgelegten Studie nicht nur, Jacobys Anteil an der Erforschung der Atthides deutlich zu machen und in den Gang der Forschungsgeschichte einzubetten; er versteht es auch meisterhaft, auf der Grundlage der neuesten, auch eigenen, Forschung die Entstehungsgeschichte dieser Gattung zu beschreiben und ihren Stellenwert fur die Rekonstruktion athenischer Geschichte in archaischer und klassischer Zeit zu verdeutlichen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783938032732
Publisher: Verlag-Antike
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Series: Kieler Felix-Jacoby -Vorlesungen Series , #2
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 47
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

P. J. Rhodes (born 1940) is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Durham and Member of its Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East. His main research interests concern the entire field of Greek history and Greek historiography and the history of Greek political institutions.

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Kieler Felix-Jacoby-Vorlesungen Atthis: The Ancient Histories of Athens P. J. Rhodes Felix Jacoby - Lebensstationen und Werke P. J. Rhodes - Zum Autor

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