Roman Historiography: An Introduction to its Basic Aspects and Development

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John Wiley & Sons, May 6, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 300 pages
Roman Historiography: An Introduction to its Basic Aspects and Development presents a comprehensive introduction to the development of Roman historical writings in both Greek and Latin, from the early annalists to Orosius and Procopius of Byzantium.
  • Provides an accessible survey of every historical writer of significance in the Roman world
  • Traces the growth of Christian historiography under the influence of its pagan adversaries
  • Offers valuable insight into current scholarly trends on Roman historiography
  • Includes a user-friendly bibliography, catalog of authors and editions, and index
  • Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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This is a thorough and scholarly presentation of historical writing in the Roman republic and empire. Surprisingly (to me at least) the author does not analyse the works of the most famous Roman ... Read full review


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ANDREAS MEHL is Professor of Ancient History at the Martin Luther University at Halle and Wittenberg. He is the author of Seleukos Nikator und sein Reich (1986); Tacitus über Kaiser Claudius: Die Ereignisse Am Hof (1974); and Römische Geschichtsschreibung: Grundlagen und Entwicklungen: eine Einführung (Stuttgart, 2001).

HANS-FRIEDRICH MUELLER is the William D. Williams Professor of Classics at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He is the author of Roman Religion in Valerius Maximus (2002) and the editor of an abridgment of Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (2003).

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