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The Greek and Roman Historians

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What did 'history' mean to the Greeks and the Romans? This volume traces the development of conceptions of history and its practice from Homer to the writers of the Roman Empire. It serves as an introduction to the great historians of the ancient world and contains sections on Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius and others. Each section is ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 27th 2003 by Bristol Classical Press
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Danny Daley
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This is an excellent, brief introduction to the great Roman and Greek historians of the Hellenistic era. Duff summarizes the work and contribution of the greatest of the ancient historians, from Herodotus and Thucydides to Plutarch, and provides insightful analysis of their aims, accuracy as historians, and what sets them apart from other great writers of their age. A solid introduction for anyone interested in historical literary classics.
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