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Greek and Roman Historians: Information and Misinformation Hardcover – May 10, 1995

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`Sources and indifference to economic and social history, and weakness ... are sympathetically discussed and the reputation of the ancients staunchly defended. An ideal introduction for the student.' - Greece & Rome

`It combines a great deal of useful information about the main literary sources for ancient history and about historiography as a literary genre, with some salutary warnings against taking those sources at face value.' - ? --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This study is an essential guide to the sources for all students of ancient history. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 10, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415117690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415117692
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,978,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I don't know how I missed this one for so long. It's the best reference on the lives and works from Herodotus to most, if not all, known historians. Major historians such as Thucydides, Tacitus and Josephus are covered along with the lesser knowns, Sallust, Dio Cassius and and a number who's works have been lost. It covers the life and times of each with an analysis of his work and philosophy. No doubt Grant has done readings in most, if not all, of them. He analyzes each writer in the light of modern historical knowledge. As the prime example, he surprisingly admires Herodotus, 'the father of history', more as a literary writer than as a historian. Grant points out biases since, as with moderns, it's impossible to be completely unbiased. There are mistakes as the ancients didn't have as much information as modern historians. Grant justifies reading ancient historians as literature rather than history. Not many of us would have need to trace original sources. Other ancient sources of literature and archeology are cited and Grant underwrites his extensive knowledge of coinage. This is a very enjoyable read, packing much information and philosophy of history into a short volume.
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Grant's book is short. You'll get through it in a week if you read everyday for a while. It's very dry. It's information is extremely useful and straight to the point. He tells you what the scholarly notes on this and that are and then moves on. He draws out some conclusions for you so there's not much in here that requires outside reading or should be over the heads of the casual reader. Albeit, the casual reader will not want to read this. This will probably interest someone trying to learn about history. For me, I am very interested in critically examining the books of the Bible, so this helped greatly.
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So very often we find extensive verbatim quotes from ancient historians uncritically cited as if "gospel". Grant takes a hard look at their writings and gives us pause where other modern historians fail to do so.
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I have been interested in the Ancient Greeks since childhood. Luce's book offers a well written introduction to the great works of the Greek Historians. He seems to be fair and impartial. What's more the book is in easily understandable language(no Academese). Still one gets the impression that the author knows what he is talking about. The only quarrel I have with the book is that Luce cramps a lot of people into the last chapter. In my oppinion he should either have left out some of them or written a longer book.
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