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Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume of specially written essays explores the understanding of the boundaries between fact and fiction, truth and falsehood in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and the relationship between ... More


Truth and Untruth in Herodotus and Thucydides

J.L. Moles

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the truth status of Greek historiography, especially its most famous exponents, Herodotus and Thucydides. Through a close reading of the prefaces of the two histories, it shows ... More


Lying Historians: Seven Types of Mendacity

T.P. Wiseman

in Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859893817
eISBN:
9781781385180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893817.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter presents an illustrated catalogue of types of invention in ancient historiography (the sub-title echoes the famous ‘seven types of ambiguity’ of the literary critic Empson); these types ... More


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