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Author Miltsios, Nikos, 1980-

Title The shaping of narrative in Polybius / Nikos Miltsios
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, [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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Polybius. Historiae.
Historians -- Rome.
Rome -- Historiography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306092140
3110330296 (e-book)
9783110330298 (e-book)