This approach would also have saved Heyman from some embarrassments, since various minor errors reveal that Heyman is not an ancient historian
, for example, the chronology of Cicero and Clodius (48-49) or of Sulla and Pompey (58).
tend to think automatically that if comparison is to
Whenever Sparta is mentioned by the ancient historians
it's usually to recount some act of selfless heroism.
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.
Following other ancient historians
, Winter argues that around 44 B.C.
As for the birth of Jesus not being historical, New York City officials obviously either think eminent ancient historians
such as Josephus, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Tacitus and Eusebius are all crackpots--since each refers to Jesus as a historical figure--or they think Jesus materialized on this earth without being born.
Homonyms are a nuisance to ancient historians
. Critics of the Nativity stories often deny that Herod the Great (d.
The ancient historians
gave us delightful fiction in the form of fact; the modern novelist presents us with dull facts under the guise of fiction." This means that the Irish historians were following the ancient historians
by providing delightful fiction in the form of fact.
This programme takes an in-depth look at Cleopatra's adult life, from her seduction of Caesar to her dramatic end, using the testimony of ancient historians
and contributions from Egyptologists and historical experts.
By contrast, "ancient historians
of philosophy tended to think of Aristotle's legacy as a `school,' that is, as succession of intellectual communities based around the communal project of practicing the way of life that Aristotle proposed as best." Medieval Christian philosophers, on the other hand, "who were very conscious that their Christian faith prevented them from claiming membership to pagan communities without qualification, often thought of philosophical teaching as an inheritance of human wisdom passed down to successive generations by authoritative texts and their recognised interpreters" (p.
Classicizing historians chose to employ classical models and classical rhetoric to construct their narratives of modern politics and were afraid to challenge the ancient historians
on their own ground, neglecting to write Greek and Roman history until late in the eighteenth century.
It is also good to see many ancient historians
included in this set.
Its death, if such it is, would probably go unnoticed by many ancient historians
. (1) They typically respond to Marxism in one of several ways: (1) credit the theory with some importance, but only for capitalist and not for precapitalist society; (2) dismiss it as an idea whose time has come, and gone (Marxism may have pushed the debate forward in the past, or it may have made us aware of the importance of the economic, but whatever was useful about Marx's work has already been absorbed by mainstream historical writing); or (3) suggest that all that is left of Marxism is politically motivated gobbledegook.