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An Historical Commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

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An Historical Commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia by I.A.F. Bruce
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Commentaries on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia, an anonymous history of events in the Greek world in the late fifth and early fourth centuries BC, have usually dealt almost entirely with problems of the text. In this book, Dr Bruce has written an historical commentary, basing his work on both the London and Florence papyri, which between them provide all the surviving fragments of the text. Dr Bruce begins with a brief description of the two papyri. He then discusses the Oxyrhynchus historian's style and method - his sources, chronology, bias, interest in causation, etc. The introduction ends with a resume of the numerous theories of the author's identity (Dr Bruce favours either Cratippus or an author not known to us by name at all). The main part of the commentary is arranged in the form of notes on the sections of the Greek text, with occasional detailed notes on particular words or phrases. There are appendices on the Battle of Sardis and the Constitution of Boeotia; and the book concludes with a full biography. Dr Bruce's book is a complete guide available for further historical study of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia.
Release date NZ
February 15th, 2007
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Contributors
Series edited by D.N. Sedley Series edited by G. C. Horrocks Series edited by M.D. Reeve Series edited by Martin Millett Series edited by Peter Garnsey Series edited by R.G. Osborne Series edited by R.L. Hunter
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
138x216x10
ISBN-13
9780521034128
Product ID
2069289

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