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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415088961
ISBN-10: 0415088968
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David S. Potter

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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