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Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus$
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Lisa Irene Hau

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474411073

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus
Author(s):

Lisa Irene Hau

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0001

The Introduction defines the perimeters and terminology of the book. In addition, it offers a brief overview of the role of moral didacticism in historiography from antiquity to the 21st century and discusses the distinctiveness of moralising in ancient Greek historiography compared with other genres at the time. It then offers a narratologically based typology of moralising techniques, which is used throughout the book.

Keywords:   Historiography (ancient Medieval Enlightenment Modern), Moral didacticism, Reader expectations, Genres, Moralising, Narratology

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