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Literary Texts and the Greek Historian : Approaching the Ancient World - Christopher Pelling

Literary Texts and the Greek Historian

Approaching the Ancient World

Paperback Published: 25th November 1999
ISBN: 9780415073516
Number Of Pages: 352

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This original survey explores the ways in which non-historical texts as well as historical ones can be used to construct Greek historical accounts.
It examines the fifth century authors Demosthenes, Lysias and Thucydides, as well as Greek tragedy and comedy.

Prefacep. vii
A Culture of Rhetoricp. 1
Rhetoric and History (415 Bc)p. 18
How Far Would They Go? Plutarch on Nicias and Alcibiadesp. 44
Rhetoric and History Ii: Plataea (431-27 Bc)p. 61
Explaining the Warp. 82
Thucydides' Speechesp. 112
'you Cannot Be Serious': Approaching Aristophanesp. 123
Aristophanes' Acharnians (425 Bc)p. 141
Tragedy and Ideologyp. 164
Lysistrata and Others: Constructing Genderp. 189
Conclusions: Texts, Audiences, Truthp. 246
Notesp. 254
Bibliographyp. 306
General Indexp. 325
Index of Authors and Textsp. 331
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ISBN: 9780415073516
ISBN-10: 0415073510
Series: Approaching the Ancient World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 25th November 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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