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Historiography at the End of the RepublicProvincial Perspectives on Roman Rule$
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Liv Mariah Yarrow

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199277544

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.001.0001

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Introduction: Setting the Scene

Introduction: Setting the Scene

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(p.1) Introduction: Setting the Scene
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Historiography at the End of the Republic
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Liv Mariah Yarrow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the historians included in this book: Nicolaus, Memnon, Diodorus, Trogus, Posidonius, and the author of 1 Maccabees. They are, consciously or unconsciously, post-Polybian in their choice of subject matter and thematic approach. Although several of the historians in question wrote on diverse matters, even within their histories, their common element is a treatment of contemporary history from 146 BC onwards. Moreover, they all address the role of Rome in the wider Mediterranean.

Keywords:   historians, Polybius, Rome, Romans, Nicolaus, Memnon, Diodorus, Trogus, Posidonius, 1 Maccabees

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