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    DescriptionThe Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture. But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past is found in their historical writings. This book examines in detail the major Roman historians: * Sallust * Livy * Tacitus * Ammianus as well as the biographies written by: * Nepos * Tacitus * Suetonius * the Augustan History * the autobiographies of Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus. Ronald Mellor demonstrates that Roman historical writing was regarded by its authors as a literary not a scholarly exercise, and how it must be evaluated in that context. He shows that history writing reflected the political structures of ancient Rome under the different regimes.


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    Title
    The Roman Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Mellor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415117746
    ISBN 10: 0415117747
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC21: 937.0072
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.0072022
    LC classification: 98027442
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937/.0072022
    LC classification: DG205 .M45 1999
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC, DSA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "Mellor has a comprehensive view of Roman historiography and has included nearly all of the Roman historians... and all the major genres that treat the Roman past. He is, moreover, consistently sympathetic to his subject and tries to treat the Roman historians on their own terms. --John Marincola, "Phoenix.""Mellor's qualifications are impeccable and very few scholars could have produced such an accessible and informative introduction to Roman historiography."-Religious Studies Review "excelent textbook, attractively written."-"AJP "Sometime in my scholarly career, I hope to write a book as helpful as Professor Mellor's study of the Roman historians Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Ammianus Marcellinus.."
    Table of contents
    Preface, 1. Introduction, 2. Origins of Roman Historiography, 3. Sallust, 4. Livy, 5. Tacitus, 6. Ammianus Marcellinus, 7. Roman Biography, 8. Autobiography at Rome, 9. Historical Writing at Rome, Further reading, Index.