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a history of the ancient world

knowledge of some recent fact or event that has become so commonly known that it has lost its original pertinence

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It is probably not a coincidence that many studies by ancient historians in Germany over the last several years have focused on the political culture of ancient Rome, building on classical works of German scholarship such as those by Christian Meier, Matthias Gelzer or Theodor Mommsen and viewing their work in a new light.
Williams tells the saga of the Caesar family and the triumphs and disasters of its members through the work of ancient historians Sallust, Tacitus, Cassius Dio, Suetonius, and others.
On the one hand the practice of comparative history by ancient historians is exhibiting a growing trend of popularity; this is a positive aspect, and makes it important to raise a number of issues and problems with current approaches in order to strengthen the advantages and limit the weaknesses, at least as I see them.
Ancient historians have to work hard with their limited evidence, pinning down the precise meanings of words and patiently examining physical evidence such as wheel ruts and ramps.
Ancient historians mostly agree on the basic facts of the assassination: a conspiracy of around 60 Roman senators that called themselves liberators, who counted among their numbers Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger.
He does not note that ancient historians were often themselves eyewitnesses of what they report, e.
They suggest the value of a modern theater prosopography to parallel that used by ancient historians.
Ancient historians may resent what generations of educationalists have inflicted on their beloved discipline, but they can still, despite it all, maintain a certain imperious strut.
However, few ancient historians would automatically assume that the first usage of a term necessarily marks the point at which the word was first applied to a phenomenon, and the fact that the proto-martyr Stephen was actually referred to as a martus in Acts (22.
an oddity, it seemed, because ancient historians as far as I knew were,
His translations of ancient historians, including Appian, Diodorus Siculus, Thucydides, and Xenophon, directly related to his role as a royal advisor.
Rather than organize his book around modern theories, Lane Fox instead follows these three explanatory threads, favored by ancient historians, through the turbulent centuries from about 800 BC through AD 138.
Whenever Sparta is mentioned by the ancient historians it's usually to recount some act of selfless heroism.
The makers of historical films are actually in good, even distinguished, company, that of ancient historians.
While much is murky about his life, he is referred to by ancient historians including Plutarch and Herodotus, so at least some of the tales of his life appear to be rooted in reality.
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