The Foundation of Rome Alexandre Grandazzi

ISBN: 9780801482472

Published: October 9th 1997

Paperback

272 pages


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The Foundation of Rome  by  Alexandre Grandazzi

The Foundation of Rome by Alexandre Grandazzi
October 9th 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780801482472 | 3.42 Mb

At once a historical essay and a meditation on the writing of history, The Foundation of Rome takes as its starting point a series of accounts of Romes origins offered over the course of centuries. Alexandre Grandazzi places these accounts in theirMoreAt once a historical essay and a meditation on the writing of history, The Foundation of Rome takes as its starting point a series of accounts of Romes origins offered over the course of centuries.

Alexandre Grandazzi places these accounts in their contemporary contexts and shows how a growing sophistication in methodology gradually changed the accepted views of the citys origins. He looks, for example, at the hypercritical philology of the nineteenth century, which cast aside everything that could not be verified.

He then explains how the increase in archeological discoveries and changing archeological techniques influenced the story of Romes birth. Grandazzi produces a depiction of Romes origins that is both up-to-date and provocative. His use of scientific parallels to describe changes in the way texts have been analyzed and his broad familiarity with comparative material make his synthesis particularly illuminating, and he writes with clarity, verve, and wit.

The methodological and historiographical dimensions of this book, first published in France in 1991, have endeared it to many outside the field of ancient history.



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