Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography

Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography

by John Marincola
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Cambridge University Press


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Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography

This book is a study of the various claims to authority made by the ancient Greek and Roman historians throughout their histories, and of the way in which the tradition of ancient historiography shaped their responses and molded the presentation of themselves to their audience. Guiding them in their claims to be authoritative was the tradition of the founders and best practitioners of history, Herodotus and Thucydides.

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ISBN-13: 9780521545785
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The call to history; 2. The historian's inquiry; 3. The historian's character; 4. The historian's deeds; 5. The 'lonely' historian; Conclusion; Appendices.

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