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On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian

Author: Marincola, John
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Pub Date: 07/12/2017
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
ISBN: 9780141393575
Availability: Out of Stock
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What is history and how should it be written? This important new anthology, translated and edited by Professor John Marincola, contains all the seminal texts that relate to the writing of history in the ancient world.The study of history was invented in the classical world. Treading uncharted waters, writers such as Plutarch and Lucian grappled with big questions such as how history should be written, how it differs from poetry and oratory, and what its purpose really is. This book includes complete essays by Dionysius, Plutarch and Lucian, as well as shorter pieces by Pliny the Younger, Cicero and others, and will be an essential resource for anyone studying history and the ancient world.

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