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The Hoplite Debate

Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter takes a more detailed look into the hoplite debate. It shows how modern historians of ancient Greece have come to develop a grand narrative. This “orthodoxy” explains the rise of the ... More


Modern Historians of Ancient India

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The British interpretations of Indian history served to denigrate the Indians and their achievements, and justify the colonial rule. A few of these observations appeared to have some validity. Like, ... More


Fragmentary Classical Historiography

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the moralising techniques and moral lessons of the Oxyrhynchus Historian, Ephorus of Cyme, and Theopompus of Chios. Using the techniques and lessons discovered and analysed ... More


The End of Tyranny?

Sian Lewis

in Greek Tyranny

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675532
eISBN:
9781781380550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675532.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how the ‘end of tyranny’ myth developed and the elements that supported it – Spartan claims to be the enemies of tyrants, the identification of tyranny with Persia, and the ... More


The Prehistory of Roman Historiography

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Archaeological evidence proves that Rome and Latium were familiar with Greeks and Greek culture from at least the eighth century BC. By the late fifth century Rome was of interest to Greek ... More


<i>Virtus</i> and Historical Writing

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter briefly discusses the nature of historical writing in Rome, including its complex relationship with rhetoric and didactic purposes, and challenges some current views on these points. The ... More


Conclusion

Catalina Balmaceda

in Virtus Romana: Politics and Morality in the Roman Historians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635125
eISBN:
9781469635132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635125.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The conclusion emphasizes how the historians discussed throughout the book responded intellectually to one another and established a sort of dialogue among themselves. The investigation of the ... More


Thucydidean Themes

Simon Hornblower

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book is a collection of seventeen chapters on the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides; but other ancient Greek historians, notably Herodotus, also feature. The chapters are ... More


Personal Names and the Study of the Ancient Greek Historians

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydidean Themes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers personal names, which have elicited very little interest among scholars of ancient historians, and how they can reflect the factual truthfulness of historical texts. This ... More


Horace and Historians

A. J. Woodman

in From Poetry to History: Selected Papers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608652
eISBN:
9780191804649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608652.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers Horace's autobiographies and his engagement with Roman historians. It suggests that the actual words which Horace describes himself closely parallel the descriptions given of ... More


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