Literary Texts and the Roman Historian

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Routledge, Jul 22, 2005 - History - 232 pages
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Literary Texts and the Roman Historian looks at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict actual events. It examines the ways in which these texts were created, disseminated and read.
Beside covering the major Roman historical authors such as Livy and Tacitus, he also considers the contributions of authors in other genres like:
* Cicero
* Lucian
* Aulus Gellius.
Literary Texts and the Roman Historian provides an accessible and concise introduction to the complexities of Roman historiography.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Definitions
5
Chapter 2 Texts
20
Chapter 3 Scholarship
80
Chapter 4 Presentation
122
the discourse of dominance?
155
Classical authors discussed in the text
159
Notes
169
Select Bibliography
210
Index
220
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David S. Potter is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan. he is the author of prophecy and History in the Crisis of the Roman Empire (1990) and Prophets and Emperors: Human and Divine Authority from Augustus to Theodosius (1993)

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