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Western Time of Ancient History Historiographical Encounters with the Greek and Roman Pasts

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ISBN-10: 052188313X

ISBN-13: 9780521883139

Edition: 2011

Authors: Alexandra Lianeri

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List price: $114.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 372
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Alexandra Lianeri is Assistant Professor of Greek and Translation Theory at the University of Thessaloniki. She has written in the fields of the reception and translation of antiquity, the theory and history of historiography, translation theory and the history of political thought. In addition to articles in these fields, she has co-edited the volume Translation and the Classic (2008) and is currently completing a monograph on the modern history of ancient democracy as well as co-editing a volume on the history of ancient philosophy.

Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Introduction
Unfounding times: The idea and ideal of ancient history in Western historical thought
Theorising Western Time: Concepts and Models
Time's authority
Exemplarity and anti-exemplarity in early modern Europe
Greek philosophy and Western history: A philosophy-centred temporality
Historiography and political theology: Momigliano and the end of history
Ancient History and Modern Temporalities
The making of a bourgeois antiquity: Wilhelm von Humboldt and Greek history
Modern histories of ancient Greece: Genealogies, contexts and eighteenth-century narrative historiography
Acquiring (a) historicity: Greek history, temporalities and Eurocentrism in the Sattelzeit (1750-1850)
Herodotus and Thucydides in the view of nineteenth-century German historians
Monumentality and the meaning of the past in ancient and modern historiography
Unfounding Time in and Through Ancient Historical Thought
Thucydides and social change: Between akribeia and universality
Historia magistra vitae in Herodotus and Thucydides? The exemplary use of the past and ancient and modern temporalities
Repetition and exemplarity in historical thought: Ancient Rome and the ghosts of modernity
Time and authority in the Chronicle of Sulpicius Severus
Afterword
Ancient history in the eighteenth century
Seeing in and through time
Bibliography
Index