HIST 4675

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Rather than a survey of the history of ancient Greek and Rome, a study of the major ancient authors (from Herodotus through Ammianus Marcellinus) who invented and developed the genres of historical writing. We will examine their philosophical and educational aims, concepts of historical causation, demarcation of subject matter, as well as conventions and sub genres of historiography in antiquity, and critics of historical styles and approaches. All readings in English, but there will be an optional separate meeting for those wishing to read some texts in the original.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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