Mellor has a comprehensive view of Roman historiography and has included nearly all of the Roman historians... and all the major genres that treat the Roman past. He is, moreover, consistently sympathetic to his subject and tries to treat the Roman historians on their own terms. --John Marincola, Phoenix
Mellor's qualifications are impeccable and very few scholars could have produced such an accessible and informative introduction to Roman historiography.Religious Studies Review
excelent textbook, attractively written.AJP
Sometime in my scholarly career, I hope to write a book as helpful as Professor Mellor's study of the Roman historians Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Ammianus Marcellinus..
About the Author
Ronald Mellor is Professor of History at UCLA. He is the author of Tacitus
(1993) and The Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology
(1997), both published by Routledge.