John Marincola's A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, 2 volume Set PDF

By John Marincola

ISBN-10: 1405102160

ISBN-13: 9781405102162

This two-volume significant other to Greek and Roman Historiography displays the recent instructions and interpretations that experience arisen within the box of historical historiography some time past few decades.

  • Comprises a sequence of leading edge articles written via acknowledged scholars
  • Presents wide, chronological remedies of significant concerns within the writing of historical past and antiquity
  • These are complemented via chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.
  • Provides a chain of interpretative readings at the person historians
  • Contains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their courting to history

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2 The Place of History and the Place of Historiography Moses Finley (1975: 14) emphatically ruled out the possibility that epic poetry, whatever else it was, could be considered history. Greeks of any epoch would have expressed their perplexity at this statement or at least would have called for a debate. No Greek in fact ever held such an opinion. 21: see Nicolai 2001b). The fact that Thucydides dedicates one of the more demanding sections of his work to this confrontation with Homer and to the demonstration of the superior paradigmaticism of the Peloponnesian War vis-a`-vis the Trojan War demonstrates that for Thucydides the most important touchstone in the Greek intellectual sphere was in fact Homer.

Ro¨mische Abteilung RPhilos. Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’e´tranger RSA Rivista Storica dell’Antichita` RSI Rivista Storica Italiana SCI Scripta Classica Israelica SCO Studi Classici e Orientali SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (Amsterdam, 1923–) SemRom Seminari Romani di cultura greca SIG 3 W. Dittenberger, Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum, 3rd edition (Leipzig, 1915–1924) SO Symbolae Osloensis Staatsvertra¨ge H. Bengtson and H. H Schmitt, Die Staatsvertra¨ge des Altertums (Munich, 1962–) TAPhA Transactions of the American Philological Association Tod M.

First, our concept of history – by which I mean the concept of history developed between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a consequence of the integration of narrative history and the study of antiquity (Momigliano 1950) – is profoundly different from that of the Greeks and the Romans: both have a diegetic aspect, since history, both for us and the ancients, is a narrative of facts. The means, however, by which a story is conveyed and the aims of the historians are different. At least up until Herodotus there is no interest in chronology, either absolute or relative (see Finley 1975: 15, 17–18; for archaic Greece one can speak rather of an extreme interest in genealogical sequences), and it took centuries before chronological systems were established for general use; by contrast, modern historiography, the child of a culture obsessed with the measurement of time, cannot avoid placing facts into a chronological grid.

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