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Ammianus Marcellinus. The Allusive Historian. - KELLY, G.,
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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (...), 2008. 1st ed. XI,378p. Hardbound with dust wrps. Dust wrps to upper edge back a bit wrinkled. Unbekannter Einband `Gavin Kelly`s Ammianus Marcellinus: The Allusive Historian is a thought-provoking and original study of a key fourth-century author. It makes a valuable contribution to the field of late antique studies and of Ammianus in particular by focusing on the literary aspects of the historian`s text. Bridging the gap across disciplines, Kelly`s book should appeal equally to classicists and historians. In doing so, Kelly follows in the footsteps of Averil Cameron, Elizabeth Clark, and others who in turn have taken their cue for reading texts from continental philosophers. The result is an engaging interpretation of Ammianus as a creative and erudite writer. By the same token, Kelly also creates a via media in scholarship on Ammianus between the two dominant voices of the last two decades, John Matthews and Timothy Barnes, the former largely taking Ammianus at his word as a starting point for a larger exploration of the world the historian lived in, the latter presenting Ammianus as a writer of fiction whose historical account was unreliable. Instead, Kelly appraises Ammianus on his own ground, as a writer of history according to the ancient literary conventions of the genre, and not following (dubious) modern criteria of objectivity and veracity. (...) In the end, this is a very valuable study that should appeal to a variety of scholars: late antique historians, scholars of Ammianus, Latinists, classicists interested in historiography and the use of classical texts in the late Empire, students of rhetoric and literature. Kelly`s ongoing attention to modern scholarship would make the book a good reading companion to Ammianus for graduate seminars, and his presentation of most significant passages in translation makes it accessible to students with little knowledge of Latin. Modern students of Ammianus have now a third pole of attraction to consider, after navigating between Matthews and Barnes for over a decade.` (ERIC FOURNIER in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.12.31). From the library of Prof. Carl Deroux. ohne Angabe, [PU: Cambridge University Press]

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[ED: Hardcover], [PU: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR], Ammianus Marcellinus is usually regarded as our most important source for the history of the second half of the fourth century AD, while his literary qualities are neglected. This book demonstrates what a subtle and manipulative writer Ammianus is attention is paid particularly to his rich and variegated intertextuality with earlier classical literature and history. Questioning the prevailing interest in the historian's life as the key to his work, Dr Kelly re-evaluates the historiographical function of the vivid and thrilling autobiographical passages. The range of Ammianus' allusions is surveyed, including his use of classical examples, his relationship with historical source-texts and the workings of internal echoes within the history. His interactions with other texts are seen as carefully controlled and meaningful and both his allusive techniques and writing in general, it is argued, are better viewed as reflecting a classical, rather than a late antique, aesthetic. Table of contents: Introduction Part I. The Elusive Historian: 1. The bones on the battlefield 2. The adventures of Ammianus 3. The limits of biography Part II. The Allusive Historian: 4. Ammianus' intertextuality 5. Sources 6. The exemplary historian 7. Julian's monument Epilogue. 282 p. Versandfertig in 2-4 Wochen, DE, Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot, offene Rechnung (Vorkasse vorbehalten)

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Ammianus Marcellinus is usually regarded as our most important source for the history of the second half of the fourth century AD, while his literary qualities are neglected. This book demonstrates what a subtle and manipulative writer Ammianus is; attention is paid particularly to his rich and variegated intertextuality with earlier classical literature and history. Questioning the prevailing interest in the historian's life as the key to his work, Dr Kelly evaluates the historiographical function of the vivid and thrilling autobiographical passages. The range of Ammianus' allusions is surveyed, including his use of classical examples, his relationship with historical source-texts and the workings of internal echoes within the history. His interactions with other texts are seen as carefully controlled and meaningful; and both his allusive techniques and writing in general, it is argued, are better viewed as reflecting a classical, rather than a late antique, aesthetic. history History, Cambridge University Press

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Examines the work of Ammianus Marcellinus, demonstrating the subtlety and manipulative nature of his writings. The Allusive Historian Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Cambridge University Press

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Ammianus Marcellinus: The Allusive Historian

Examines the work of Ammianus Marcellinus, demonstrating the subtlety and manipulative nature of his writings.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780521842990
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0521842999
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
378 Pages
Weight: 0,671 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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