Du miel au café, de l'ivoire à l'acajou

Du miel au café, de l'ivoire à l'acajou

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For students of ancient Greek historiography the Histories of Polybius, devoted to the important theme of Rome's rise to world power in the second century B.C., are a unique source of information. The work contains many references to, and quotations from, forerunners active in the preceding two and a half centuries, whose works no longer survive. Because that precious information is freqently couched in highly polemical terms, with Polybius moulding the evidence in accordance with his personal views, its value is hard to assess. The fifteen papers in this volume, delivered to an international conference held at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the Fall of 2001, offer a systematic investigation into Polybius' many critiques and attempt to assess their potentially distortive effects. The historian of Megalopolis emerges as a towering personality who has cast a long shadow over the badly damaged landscape of Hellenistic historiography.The context of the quote in that essay provides us with the name of the vice that, to Plutarcha#39;s mind, would explain ... cJ/uxpoTr)Ta: III 4), he calls Timaeus full of insipidness, and then gives aquot;only one or twoaquot; (Iv -}) Suo) examples, aquot;since Caecilius already gave most of them. ... a comic line and insinuates that Timaeus, when he runs along a Lydian car, is aquot;obese, stuffed with the full of Sicilian grease aquot;), anbsp;...

Title:Du miel au café, de l'ivoire à l'acajou
Author:Guido Schepens, Jan Bollansée
Publisher:Peeters Publishers - 2005


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