Free Book Online
Categories
Writing Ancient History: An Introduction to Classical Historiography (Library of Classical Studies)

Pdf

Writing Ancient History: An Introduction to Classical Historiography (Library of Classical Studies)

3.3 (1240)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | Writing Ancient History: An Introduction to Classical Historiography (Library of Classical Studies).pdf | Unknown
    Luke Pitcher
"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon," said Napoleon. Yet the actual writing of history, especially ancient history, is a practice that often prompts more discord than assent. In his new textbook, Luke Pitcher aims to overcome the hostility which exists between two rival camps in their study of classical historiography. The first camp looks at the classical historians with an eye to what data they can provide about the ancient world. The second camp examines the ancient writers as literary texts in their own right, employing the tools of literary criticism and engaging with such matters as narrative artistry. Attempting to fuse these two -- mutually suspicious -- approaches, Luke Pitcher's attractive introduction offers undergraduate students of classics the first comprehensive introduction to historiography in antiquity on the market. It unites the nitty-gritty of the historian's trade (the finding and managing of data) to an awareness of the importance of style, form, allusion and composition. The book also seeks to do justice to invididual classical historians, and discusses such important figures as Livy, Tacitus, Herodotus, Cicero, Plutarch and Lucian. A comprehensive bibliography and glossary are included. Writing Ancient History at last does full justice to the mechanics of history-writing in the ancient world.  
4.5 (3063)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 288 pages
  • Luke Pitcher
  • I. B. Tauris
  • Unknown
  • 10
  • Other
Read online or download a free book: Writing Ancient History: An Introduction to Classical Historiography (Library of Classical Studies)

Review Text

Name:
The message text:

Miscellanea