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 old historiography some time past few decades.Comprises a sequence of leading edge articles written by means of recognized scholarsPresents extensive, chronological remedies of vital matters within the writing of heritage and antiquityThese are complemented by way of chapters on person genres and sub-genres from the 5th century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.Provides a sequence of interpretative readings at the person historiansContains essays at the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, between others, and their courting to heritage
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Nicolaus CE Att. Atticus Epam. Epaminondas Hann. Hannibal Greek rhetor, 5th c. Prog. Progymnastica (Preliminary Exercises) Orosius, Latin writer, 5th c. Ov. Ovid, Latin poet, 43 B C E –17 CE CE AA Ars Amatoria (Art of Love) Am. Amores Fast. Fasti Met. Metamorphoses Trist. Tristia Paulinus of Nola, Christian priest and bishop, 4th–5th c. Ep. Epistulae Paus. Pausanias, Greek traveler, 2nd c. Pers. Aulus Persius Flaccus, Roman satirist, 1st c. Petron. Petronius, Latin novelist, 1st c. Sat. Philo CE CE Oros.
Hall. 2007 7:23pm Compositor Name: SJoearun 14 Roberto Nicolai modern idolatry of the document, however, has also rightly been questioned: see, most recently, Canfora 2003: 9). The rhetoric of the document is directly opposed to the rhetoric of ancient historians, which derives from epic poetry and constructs the character (e¯thos) of the historian as the omniscient, or at least competent and authoritative, narrator (Marincola 1997). Third, the goal of an ancient historical account is never purely scientific and cognitive, but is always linked to creating paradigms, predominantly politico-militaristic or ethical ones (for the different goals that historians proposed for themselves from time to time see Finley 1975: 23).
One must strongly emphasize that this archaization, besides being a necessity of the genre and strengthening the exemplary force of an event, is a sign of the basic understanding of chronological distance from the events narrated. Furthermore, the stratified composition through the centuries introduced anachronisms and other blendings. To give a single example, the place names of the ‘‘Catalogue of Ships’’ (Il. 484–779, with Visser 1997, who provides an ample bibliography) are the result of the desire for amplification, accumulating names upon names, and assigning them formulaic epithets that dignify even lesserknown localities; and, in the desire to antiquate, choosing names of cities that contained a veiled memory, or in some cases inventing one for the occasion.
A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography (2 Vols. Set) (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World) by John Marincola