The Development of Greek Biography
By (author) Arnaldo Momigliano
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Development of Greek Biography by Arnaldo Momigliano
Book DescriptionTracing the growth of ancient biography from the 5th century to the 1st century BC, Arnaldo Momigliano asks useful questions about the origins and development of Greek biography. By clarifying the social and intellectual implications of the fact that the Greeks kept biography and autobiography distinct from historiography, he contributes to an understanding of a basic dichotomy in the Western tradition of historical writing. This classic study is now reissued with the addition of Momigliano's essay "Second Thoughts on Greek Biography".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674200418
(210mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arnaldo Momigliano
Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiography, Paperback / softback (July 2012)
"Originally published 1977 by Basil Blackwell Oxford in Great Britain and by Wesleyan University Press in the United States."
Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography, Paperback (November 1992)
Reveals the extent to which Greek, Persian, and Jewish historians influenced the Western historiographic tradition, and then goes on to examine the emergence of national history. The author discusses the place of Tacitus in historical thought, and explores the way in which ecclesiastical historiography has developed a tradition of its own.
Alien Wisdom, Paperback (February 1990)» View all books by Arnaldo Momigliano
In this study of cultural confrontation the author looks at the attitude of the Greeks to four different civilizations - the Roman, Celtic, Jewish and Persian - and analyzes their cultural and intellectual interactions from the fourth to the first centuries BC.
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