Greek and Roman Historiography / Edition 1

Greek and Roman Historiography / Edition 1

by John Marincola
Greek and Roman Historiography / Edition 1
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Greek and Roman Historiography / Edition 1

This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiographyreflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen inthe field of ancient historiography in the past few decades.

  • Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written byrecognised scholars
  • Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues inthe writing of history and antiquity
  • These are complemented by chapters on individual genres andsub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth centuryC.E.
  • Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individualhistorians
  • Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy,biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship tohistory

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405102162
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/22/2008
Series: Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series , #26
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 3.10(d)

About the Author

John Marincola is Professor of Classics at Florida State University. He is the author of Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography (1997), Greek Historians (2001) and, with Michael A. Flower, Herodotus: Histories Book IX (2002). He is currently at work on a book on Hellenistic historiography.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors xii

Preface xx

Acknowledgments xxii

Ancient Authors: Abbreviations xxiv

Reference Works: Abbreviations xxxvii

Introduction 1
John Marincola

PART I Contexts 11

1 The Place of History in the Ancient World 13
Roberto Nicolai

2 The Origin of Greek Historiography 27
Catherine Darbo-Peschanski

3 History and Historia: Inquiry in the Greek Historians 39
Guido Schepens

4 Documents and the Greek Historians 56
P. J. Rhodes

5 The Prehistory of Roman Historiography 67
T. P. Wiseman

6 Myth and Historiography 76
Suzanne Saïd

7 The Construction of Meaning in the First Three Historians89
Carolyn Dewald

8 Characterization in Ancient Historiography 102
L. V. Pitcher

9 Speeches in Classical Historiography 118
John Marincola

10 Readers and Reception: A Text Case 133
A. J. Woodman

PART II Surveys 145

11 The Development of the War Monograph 147
Tim Rood

12 Continuous Histories (Hellenica) 159
Christopher Tuplin

13 Universal History from Ephorus to Diodorus 171
John Marincola

14 Local History and Atthidography 180
Phillip Harding

15 Western Greek Historiography 189
Riccardo Vattuone

16 Greek Historians of Persia 200
Dominique Lenfant

17 The Historians of Alexander the Great 210
Andrea Zambrini

18 Greek Historians of the Near East: Clio’s‘‘Other’’ Sons 221
John Dillery

19 The Jewish Appropriation of Hellenistic Historiography231
Gregory E. Sterling

20 The Greek Historians of Rome 244
Christopher Pelling

21 The Early Roman Tradition 259
Hans Beck

22 Memoir and Autobiography in Republican Rome 266
Andrew M. Riggsby

23 Roman Historiography in the Late Republic 275
D. S. Levene

24 The Emperor and his Historians 290
John Matthews

25 The Epitomizing Tradition in Late Antiquity 305
Thomas M. Banchich

PART III Readings 313

26 To Each His Own: Simonides and Herodotus on Thermopylae315
Pietro Vannicelli

27 Rhampsinitos and the Clever Thief (Herodotus 2.121) 322
Stephanie West

28 The Enigma of Discourse: A View of Thucydides 328
Leone Porciani

29 Contest (Agon in) in Thucydides 336
Donald Lateiner

30 Narrative Manner and Xenophon’s More Routine Hellenica342
Vivienne Gray

31 Fortune (tyche) in Polybius 349
Frank W. Walbank

32 Polybius and Aetolia: A Historiographical Approach 356
Craige B. Champion

33 Diodorus Siculus on the Third Sacred War 363
Peter Green

34 Caesar’s Account of the Battle of Massilia (BC1.34–2.22): Some Historiographical and NarratologicalApproaches 371
Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

35 The Politics of Sallustian Style 379
Ellen O’Gorman

36 The Translation of Catiline 385
Andrew Feldherr

37 Claudius Quadrigarius and Livy’s Second Pentad391
Gary Forsythe

38 Fog on the Mountain: Philip and Mt. Haemus in Livy40.21–22 397
Mary Jaeger

39 Clothing Cincinnatus: Dionysius of Halicarnassus 404
Clemence Schultze

40 The Imperial Republic of Velleius Paterculus 411
Alain M. Gowing

41 Josephus and the Cannibalism of Mary (BJ 6.199–219)419
Honora Howell Chapman

42 Quintus Curtius Rufus on the ‘‘GoodKing’’: The Dioxippus Episode in Book 9.7.16–26427
E. J. Baynham

43 Tacitus and the Battle of Mons Graupius: A HistoriographicalRoute Map? 434
Rhiannon Ash

44 Feast Your Eyes on This: Vitellius as a Stock Tyrant (Tac.Hist. 3.36–39) 441
Elizabeth Keitel

45 Arrian, Alexander, and the Pursuit of Glory 447
A. B. Bosworth

46 Toward a Literary Evaluation of Appian’s Civil Wars,Book 1 454
Gregory S. Bucher

47 Cassius Dio: A Senator and Historian in the Age of Anxiety461
Martin Hose

48 Ammianus’ Roman Digressions and the Audience of the ResGestae 468
David Rohrbacher

49 ‘‘To Forge Their Tongues to GranderStyles’’: Ammianus’ Epilogue 474
Gavin Kelly

PART IV Neighbors 481

50 Epic and Historiography at Rome 483
Matthew Leigh

51 Ethnography and History 493
Emma Dench

52 Tragedy and History 504
Richard Rutherford

53 Antiquarianism and History 515
Benedetto Bravo

54 Biography and History 528
Philip Stadter

55 Geography and History 541
Johannes Engels

56 Fiction and History: Historiography and the Novel 553
J. R. Morgan

PART V Transition 565

57 Late Antique Historiography, 250–650 CE 567
Brian Croke

Bibliography 582

Index Locorum 642

General Index 677

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