Publisher: Bristol Classical Press (June 27, 2003)
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What did 'history' suggest to the Greeks and the Romans? This quantity lines the advance of conceptions of historical past and its perform from Homer to the writers of the Roman Empire. It serves as an creation to the nice historians of the traditional global and includes sections on Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius and others. each one part is designed to be self-contained and should be learn by itself; yet hyperlinks among the several historians, the ways that they competed with and have been prompted through each other, are regularly introduced out. the most historic historians are family names yet Duff stresses not just the ways that they appear common but in addition these within which they're alien to modern readers; for the traditional historian used to be continually taken with enhancing the reader up to informing him. in addition to the main universal names, Duff additionally contains in his account others whose paintings survives in basic terms in fragments, specifically Greeks of the fourth century BC and the Hellenistic period, whose whole works have been recognized to their Roman successors.