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    DescriptionIf a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken sequence of works by Greek and, later, Roman historians down to the end of antiquity. Their vision and range of interest were often limited and much of what they produced has been lost. Some help may be derived from the documentary material supplied in antiquity, material that was the product of officials organising public activities, or heads of families organising their affairs, or individuals leaving their mark on the world. Beyond this, the evidence of archaeology and numismatics may also be helpful. The four essays in this book set out to characterise the nature of the ancient literary tradition, the inscriptional material, the archaeological and numismatic evidence and to explain how and for what purposes they may be used.


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    Title
    Sources for Ancient History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521289580
    ISBN 10: 0521289580
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    Libri: I-HP
    DC19: 938
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 938.0072
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1D, 3B
    LC classification: DE86
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    DC22: 938/.0072
    LC classification: DE8 .S67 1983
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    10 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Abbreviations; Introduction Michael Crawford; 1. Literature Emilio Gabba; 2. Epigraphy Fergus Millar; 3. Archaeology Anthony Snodgrass; 4. Numismatics Michael Crawford; Index.