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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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