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Author Miltsios, Nikos, 1980-

Title The shaping of narrative in Polybius / Nikos Miltsios
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, [2013]
©2013

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Description 1 online resource (183 pages)
Series Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; volume 23
Trends in classics. Supplementary volumes ; v. 23.
Contents Frontmatter -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. Well begun is half done -- 2. The narrative of the prokataskeue -- 3. Temporal strategies -- 4. Focalization and interpretation -- 5. The Polybian narrator -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index Locorum -- General Index
Summary In his attempt to explain Rome's rise to world power, Polybius composed a carefully structured narrative. Yet, despite its sophistication, Polybius' narrative artistry has received little scholarly attention. This study is the first book-length narratological analysis of the Histories. It contributes to our understanding of its content and purpose by unveiling the narrative strategies employed by Polybius in shaping his intriguing story
Analysis Narrative
Polybius
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 2, 2014)
Subject Polybius. Historiae.
SUBJECT Polybius v200-v120 Historiae gnd
Historiae (Polybius) fast
Subject Historians -- Rome.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Historians
Historiography
Erzähltechnik
SUBJECT Rome -- Historiography
Subject Rome (Empire)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110330298
3110330296
3110330016
9783110330014
1306092140
9781306092142