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Literary Texts and the Roman Historian.


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ISBN 10: 0415088968 / ISBN 13: 9780415088961
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Routledge, London / New York, 1999. X,218p. Paperback. Series: Approaching the Ancient World. Nice copy. 'Congratulations to David Potter for a book that imparts important information while posing and thoughtfully considering questions critical for all those interested in using ancient literary texts for historical purposes. His work should benefit a broad range of readers, from neophytes to accomplished historians, in a variety of ways. All will learn or be reminded of the vast gulf that separates modern practitioners of history from their ancient counterparts, and, at the same time, of binding ties that transcend some 2000 years.' (THOMAS M. BANCHICH in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.02.02). Antiquarian. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44023

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Titel: Literary Texts and the Roman Historian.

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Literary Texts and the Roman Historian looks at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict actual events. It examines the ways in which these texts were created, disseminated and read.
Beside covering the major Roman historical authors such as Livy and Tacitus, he also considers the contributions of authors in other genres like:
* Cicero
* Lucian
* Aulus Gellius.
Literary Texts and the Roman Historian provides an accessible and concise introduction to the complexities of Roman historiography.

About the Author:

David S. Potter is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan. he is the author of prophecy and History in the Crisis of the Roman Empire (1990) and Prophets and Emperors: Human and Divine Authority from Augustus to Theodosius (1993)

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