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Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)
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Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 412 Pages / Published: 06/04/2006
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This study of six historians from the edges of the Roman world at the end of the Republic - the author of I Maccabees, Posidonius, Diodorus Siculus, Pompeius Trogus, Nicolaus of Damascus, and Memnon of Heraclea - combines discussion of their biographical details, the intellectual and elite culture in which they composed, and the methodological difficulties of interpreting fragmentary texts, with textual analysis of their representations of Rome. These authors show remarkable unity in their acceptance of Roman hegemony. Nevertheless, their interpretations of Roman rule assume political significance in the light of their intentions in writing and the audiences whom they addressed. They therefore provide a unique insight into the minds of the conquered peoples and the intellectual culture which allowed them to influence their conquerors.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199277544
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 629 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A valuable service has been performed here with an insightful discussion of authors who do not always receive a great deal of critical attention. Care and sobriety characterise Yarrow's scholarship and the result is a book of considerable usefulness. * Arthur Keaveney, LATOMUS *
Yarrow offers a powerful interpretation...and provides a refreshing approach * Jesper Majbom Madsen, Journal of Roman Studies *
...a welcome addition...I recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of how the non-Roman educated elite viewed the gorilla, and used that perspective in an on-going, dynamic relationship. * C.S. Kraus, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *

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