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    DescriptionCommentaries on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia, an anonymous history of events in the Greek world in the late fifth and early fourth centuries BC, have usually dealt almost entirely with problems of the text. In this book, Dr Bruce has written an historical commentary, basing his work on both the London and Florence papyri, which between them provide all the surviving fragments of the text. Dr Bruce begins with a brief description of the two papyri. He then discusses the Oxyrhynchus historian's style and method - his sources, chronology, bias, interest in causation, etc. The introduction ends with a resume of the numerous theories of the author's identity (Dr Bruce favours either Cratippus or an author not known to us by name at all). The main part of the commentary is arranged in the form of notes on the sections of the Greek text, with occasional detailed notes on particular words or phrases. There are appendices on the Battle of Sardis and the Constitution of Boeotia; and the book concludes with a full biography. Dr Bruce's book is a complete guide available for further historical study of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia.


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    Title
    An Historical Commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) I.A.F. Bruce, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by Martin Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521034128
    ISBN 10: 0521034124
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 938.05
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    LC classification: P
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LCO003000
    DC22: 938.06
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    26 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface (sigla, abbreviations); Introduction; Part I. The Papyri; Part II. The Hellenica: 1. The scope of the history and its date of composition; 2. P's sources; 3. Chronology; 4. P's bias and judgement; 5. Digression and causation; 6. P's treatment of leading characters; 7. P's style and vocabulary; 8. The importance of the work; 9. Authorship; Commentary on the Florence papyrus; Commentary on the London papyrus; Appendix I. The battle of Sardis; Appendix II. The constitution of Boeotia; Bibliography; Index.