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Author Occhipinti, Egidia, author

Title The Hellenica Oxyrhynchia and historiography : new research perspectives / by Egidia Occhipinti
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 303 pages)
Series Mnemosyne supplements : monographs on Greek and Latin language and literature, 0169-8958 ; volume 395
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum ; 395
Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava. Supplementum. Monographs on Greek and Roman language and literature.
Contents The HO in the view of modern scholars -- Part 1 -- The work and the reader -- Spartan motivations : the HO and Xenophon -- Diodorus, the HO and Xenophon : a reassessment -- Part 2 -- The HO and Athenian Polypragmosyne -- Terra Marique -- Historiography and hegemony -- Historical causation -- "Moralism" in historiography -- Appendix 1: A new supplement for lines 31-32 of the Theramenes Papyrus (P. Mich. 5982) -- Appendix 2: History, oratory and their audiences -- Appendix 3: Diodorus and Rome -- Appendix 4: Translations -- Index of names -- Thematic index
Summary "This book involves a new historiographical study of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia that defines its relationship with fifth- and fourth-century historical works as well as its role as a source of Diodorus' Bibliotheke. The traditional and common approach taken by those who studied the HO is primarily historical: scholars have focused on particular, often isolated, topics such as the question of the authorship, the historical perspective of the HO against other Hellenica from the 4th century BC. This book is unconventional in that it offers a study of the HO and fifth- and fourth-century historical works supported by papyrological enquiries and literary strategies, such as intertextuality and narratology, which will undoubtedly contribute to the progress of research in ancient historiography"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 16, 2016)
Subject Diodorus, Siculus. Bibliotheca historica.
Hellenica Oxyrhynchia.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
History, Ancient -- Research.
Greece -- History -- Spartan and Theban Supremacies, 404-362 B.C. -- Historiography.
Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Historiography.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016032603
ISBN 9004325719
9004325786 (electronic bk.)
9789004325784 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover) (acid-free paper)