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By Anthony Kaldellis

ISBN-10: 0415732328

ISBN-13: 9780415732321


The survival of historic Greek historiography is essentially because of its maintenance through Byzantine copyists and students. This method entailed choice, version, and observation, which formed the corpus of Greek historiography in its transmission. via investigating these offerings, Kaldellis allows a greater realizing of the reception and survival of Greek historic writing.



Byzantine Readings of old Historians contains translations of texts written via Byzantines on particular old historians. every one translated textual content is observed by way of an advent and notes to spotlight the explicit context and function of its composition. so as to current a rounded photo of the reception of Greek historiography in Byzantium, quite a lot of genres were thought of, equivalent to poems and epigrams, essays, custom-made scholia, and commentaries. Byzantine Readings of historical Historians is for this reason an incredible source for students and scholars of old history.

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