A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography (2 Vols. Set) by John Marincola

By John Marincola

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 chain of innovative articles written by means of regarded scholarsPresents extensive, chronological remedies of significant matters within the writing of historical past and antiquityThese 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 historiansContains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their courting to background

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Blockley, The Fragmentary Classicizing Historians of the Later Roman Empire, 2 vols. (Liverpool, 1981–1983) FGE D. L. ), Further Greek Epigrams. Epigrams before A D 50 from the Greek Anthology and other sources, not included in the ‘‘Hellenistic Epigrams’’ or ‘‘The Garland of Philip’’ (Cambridge, 1981) FGrHist F. , Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (Berlin and Leiden, 1923–1958; Leiden, 1994–). Jacoby’s commentary is cited as Komm. followed by volume and page number FHG C. and F. Mu¨ller, Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum, 5 vols.

Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta (Berlin, 5 vols. [in 6]; Go¨ttingen, 1986–2005) VDI Vestnik drevneı˘ istorii: Journal of Ancient History VS H. Diels and W. 2007 8:23pm Compositor Name: SJoearun Introduction John Marincola It is not my intention here to give a history, however brief, of Greco-Roman historiography. Much of that information can be found in other works (see Further Reading) or will emerge in the course of this collection. Instead, I supply here a brief background to some of the issues that will arise in the contributions that follow.

This information is of several types. , informational remarks made by surviving writers (not just historians) about the scope, arrangement, and/or nature of lost historical works. , citations (either verbatim or not) by later writers that inform us of the contents of lost works. Finally, we have summaries or outlines (known as epitomes or periochae) of lost works, though these are often extremely brief: a lost book of Livy, for example, might be summarized in no more than a paragraph, or a mammoth work such as Pompeius Trogus’ forty-four-book universal history (five times the size of Herodotus’ or Thucydides’ work) is known to us only from a later epitome of some 200 pages.

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