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Authority and tradition in ancient historiography, John Marincola

Label
Authority and tradition in ancient historiography
Title
Authority and tradition in ancient historiography
Statement of responsibility
John Marincola
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is a study of the various claims to authority made by the ancient Greek and Roman historians throughout their histories and is the first to examine all aspects of the historian's self-presentation. It shows how each historian claimed veracity by imitating, modifying, and manipulating the traditions established by his predecessors. Beginning with a discussion of the tension between individuality and imitation, it then categorises and analyses the recurring topoi used to establish the historian's authority: how he came to write history; the qualifications he brought to the task; the inquiries and efforts he made in his research; and his claims to possess a reliable character
  • By detailing how each historian used the tradition to claim and maintain his own authority, the book contributes to a better understanding of the complex nature of ancient historiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marincola, John
Dewey number
930/.072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D56
LC item number
.M37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Ancient
  • Historici
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Zelfbeeld
  • Betrouwbaarheid
  • Histoire ancienne
Label
Authority and tradition in ancient historiography, John Marincola
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Eyes, ears and contemporary history
  • Closed societies and privileged access
  • Improving the past
  • Myth and history
  • The importance of character
  • Experience
  • Effort
  • Impartiality
  • Praise and self-praise
  • Person and perspective
  • The scope and subject of the book
  • Strategies of self-presentation
  • The uses of polemic
  • Polemic and self-definition
  • Continuity and culmination
  • App. I.
  • Table of historians
  • App. II.
  • Name and nationality
  • App. III.
  • Isocrates on autopsy and inquiry?
  • Authority
  • App. IV.
  • Variant versions
  • Tradition
  • History's place and audience
  • The greatness of the subject
  • Decisions and dreams
  • Dedications and the desires of friends
  • Glory and renown
Control code
34704951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780521480192
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
96018630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34704951
Label
Authority and tradition in ancient historiography, John Marincola
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Eyes, ears and contemporary history
  • Closed societies and privileged access
  • Improving the past
  • Myth and history
  • The importance of character
  • Experience
  • Effort
  • Impartiality
  • Praise and self-praise
  • Person and perspective
  • The scope and subject of the book
  • Strategies of self-presentation
  • The uses of polemic
  • Polemic and self-definition
  • Continuity and culmination
  • App. I.
  • Table of historians
  • App. II.
  • Name and nationality
  • App. III.
  • Isocrates on autopsy and inquiry?
  • Authority
  • App. IV.
  • Variant versions
  • Tradition
  • History's place and audience
  • The greatness of the subject
  • Decisions and dreams
  • Dedications and the desires of friends
  • Glory and renown
Control code
34704951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 361 pages
Isbn
9780521480192
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
96018630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34704951

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