Roman Historiography

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 18, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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Roman Historiography: An Introduction to its Basic Aspects and Development presents a comprehensive introduction to the development of Roman historical writings in both Greek and Latin, from the early annalists to Orosius and Procopius of Byzantium.
  • Provides an accessible survey of every historical writer of significance in the Roman world
  • Traces the growth of Christian historiography under the influence of its pagan adversaries
  • Offers valuable insight into current scholarly trends on Roman historiography
  • Includes a user-friendly bibliography, catalog of authors and editions, and index
  

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Contents

Ancient Literature and Roman Historiography
9
The Formation and Establishment of Tradition
33
Early Roman Historiography SelfJustification
41
The Historiography of Rome between the Fronts
63
Augustan Rome Roman Empire and other
98
Imperial History and the History of Emperors
121
Roman History and Universal History between
199
Some Basic Principles of Ancient Historical
243
Chronological Table
252
Select Bibliography
264
Index
287
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About the author (2011)

Andreas Mehl is Professor of Ancient History at the Martin Luther University at Halle and Wittenberg. He is the author of Seleukos Nikator und sein Reich (1986); Tacitus über Kaiser Claudius: Die Ereignisse Am Hof (1974); and Römische Geschichtsschreibung: Grundlagen und Entwicklungen: eine Einführung (Stuttgart, 2001).

Hans-Friedrich Mueller is the William D. Williams Professor of Classics at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He is the author of Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) and the editor of an abridgment of Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (2003).

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