Studies in the Greek Historians
The historians considered in this volume lived between the fifth century BC and the third century AD. They came from areas as far apart as Syria and Sicily and they had in common the Greek language and the Greek tradition of historical writing. They include authors who, though not strictly historians, shed important light on the tradition. Some contributors consider the value of their subjects as historical sources, others deal with problems of historical method or with ideas which arise from their works.
- Electronic book text
- 11 May 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Preface; In memoriam Adam and Anne Parry E. A. Havelock; 1. Learning through suffering? Croesus' conversations in the history of Herodotus Hans-Peter Stahl; 2. An Athenian generation gap W. G. Forrest; 3. Thucydides' judgement of Periclean strategy George Cawkwell; 4. The speeches in Thucydides and the Mytilene debate Donald Kagan; 5. Xenophon, Diodorus and the year 379/378 BC. Reconstruction and reappraisal David G. Rice; 6. Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia and the establishment of the Thirty Tyrants W. James McCoy; 7. Nearchus the Cretan E. Badian; 8. Myth and archaeologia in Italy and Sicily - Timaeus and his predecessors Lionel Pearson; 9. Symploke: its role in Polybius' Histories F. W. Walbank; 10. Plutarch and the Megarian decree Charles Fornara; 11. Herodian and Elagabalus G. W. Bowersock.