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A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography


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A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography by John Marincola (Editor)

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"All that you ever needed to know about Greek and Roman historians and current academic study thereon." Journal of Classics Teaching “Major work on a major genre … with no rival in English (or any other language) … .An indispensable guide to the subject. Essential.” Choice

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

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


Book Description
A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of classical historiography in the past few decades. In a series of cutting-edge articles by authoritative scholars, these volumes communicate the results of recent research, and demonstrate the diversity of approaches towards the past in studies of the ancient world. This two-volume Companion includes five sections. The first presents broad, diachronic treatments of important issues in the writing of history in antiquity. In the second section, the major genres and sub-genres of classical historiography are covered in individual articles. The third section presents readings of individual historians and works, while the fourth section looks at those genres - biography, epic and fiction - on the borders of historiography. The final part explores the transition into late Antiquity.

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A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of classical historiography in the past few decades. In a series of cutting-edge articles by authoritative scholars, these volumes communicate the results of recent research, and demonstrate the diversity of approaches towards the past in studies of the ancient world.

This two-volume Companion includes five sections. The first presents broad, diachronic treatments of important issues in the writing of history in antiquity. In the second section, the major genres and sub-genres of classical historiography are covered in individual articles. The third section presents readings of individual historians and works, while the fourth section looks at those genres – biography, epic and fiction – on the borders of historiography. The final part explores the transition into late Antiquity.

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.

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