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Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers an interpretation of the first 500 years of history writing as a moral-didactic genre, and argues that this does not invalidate ancient Greek historiography as history. In Part I, it ... More


Introduction

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/9781474411073.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Introduction defines the perimeters and terminology of the book. In addition, it offers a brief overview of the role of moral didacticism in historiography from antiquity to the 21st century and ... More


Introduction: The Reception of Ancient Inscriptions

Peter Liddel and Polly Low

in Inscriptions and their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199665747
eISBN:
9780191758201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665747.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This introductory chapter opens with an exploration of the modern organisation of epigraphical knowledge, considering its relationship to both antiquarianism and scholarship and its relationship to ... More


A Tale of Two Cities: Book 2 and the Fall of Rome

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Book 2 opens with the four‐empire theory, which has been interpreted as implying Orosius' belief in the eternity of Rome. When compared with earlier uses of parallelism in historiography, it becomes ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


Introduction

Andrew G. Scott

in Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An overview of Cassius Dio’s life and career, his role as historian of Rome, his call to history, and his background. This chapter also reviews ancient and modern sources for the period 217–224 A.D. ... More


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