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Bibil Identifier bibil:202439
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians
Editor Feldherr, Andrew
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 56091
Place 871.09-94
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-521-85453-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
464 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract No field of Latin literature has been more transformed over the last couple of decades than that of the Roman historians. Narratology, a new receptiveness to intertextuality, and a re-thinking of the relationship between literature and its political contexts have ensured that the works of historians such as Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus will be read as texts with the same interest and sophistication as they are used as sources. Topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such as Curtius Rufus and Ammianus Marcellinus. A final section focuses on the rich reception history of Roman historiography, from the ancient Greek historians of Rome to the twentieth century. An appendix offers a chronological list of the ancient historians of Rome.
DOI 10.1017/CCOL9780521854535
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
Last modification 2017-10-27