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Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis Hardcover – June 2, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0199291083 ISBN-10: 019929108X

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This is a groundbreaking book which sets the works of identity in the Greek world. This is a groundbreaking book which sets the works of of local history into their proper cultural, as well as historiographical, context Frances Pownall, The Classical Review The originality of Katherine Clarke's rich book, Making Time for the Past consists in bringing together the everyday life of the Polis with the construction of the historical past Richard Seaford, Times Literary Supplement an extremely thoughtful account, laden with sources and anecdotal evidence Hans Beck, Phoenix: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada There is something for everyone in this book. It redefines how we think about history. Antony Keen, Acta Classica

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Katherine Clarke teaches mostly late republican and early imperial Roman History, covering the fascinating period of dynamic change during which Rome moved from a relatively democratic form of rule to the monarchical power of, albeit often benevolent, emperors. She has published extensively on the works of Roman historians such as Tacitus and Polybius.

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