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    DescriptionTimaeus of Tauromenium (350-260 BC) wrote the authoritative work on the Greeks in the Western Mediterranean and was important through his research into chronology and his influence on Roman historiography. Like almost all the Hellenistic historians, however, his work survives only in fragments. This book provides an up-to-date study of his work and shows that both the nature of the evidence and modern assumptions about historical writing in the Hellenistic period have skewed our treatment and judgement of lost historians. For Timaeus, much of our evidence is preserved in the polemical context of Polybius' Book 12. When we move outside that framework and examine the fragments of Timaeus in their proper context, we gain a greater appreciation for his method and his achievement, including his use of polemical invective and his composition of speeches. This has important implications for our broader understanding of the major lines of Hellenistic historiography.

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    Timaeus of Tauromenium and Hellenistic Historiography
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    By (author) Christopher A. Baron
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9781107000971
    ISBN 10: 1107000971

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    LC classification: PA4487.T5 B37 2013
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
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    3 tables
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    28 January 2013
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    Author Information
    Christopher A. Baron is an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where he teaches the history of Ancient Greece, the age of Alexander, Classical historiography, and democracy and the Greeks, as well as reading courses in Greek prose authors.
    Review quote
    'Baron has produced a highly readable and engaging study ... this book is certain to play an integral role in future discussions of Hellenistic historiography.' Liv Mariah Yarrow, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. How to study a fragmentary historian; 2. Timaeus' life and works; 3. Timaeus' legacy: Rome and beyond; 4. The distorting lens: Polybius and Timaeus; 5. A stranger in a strange land? Timaeus in Athens; 6. Polemical invective and the Hellenistic historian's craft; 7. The missing link? Pythagoras and Pythagoreans in Timaeus; 8. 'Just like a schoolboy': Timaeus and his speeches; 9. Generic choices: the shape of Timaeus' Histories; 10. Herodotean historiography in the Hellenistic age; 11. Conclusion; Appendix A. New delimitations or translations; Appendix B. Philodemus, On Poems and Timaeus T 15b.