Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography...

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Author  John Marincola
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   July 8, 2004
ISBN  0521545781
Pages  380

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This book is a study of the various claims to authority made by the ancient Greek and Roman historians throughout their histories, and of the way in which the tradition of ancient historiography shaped their responses and molded the presentation of themselves to their audience. Guiding them in their claims to be authoritative was the tradition of the founders and best practitioners of history, Herodotus and Thucydides.

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