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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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Fragmentary Hellenistic Historiography

Fragmentary Hellenistic Historiography

(p.124) 3. Fragmentary Hellenistic Historiography
Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter analyses the fragments of Timaeus of Tauromenium, Duris of Samos, Phylarchus, Agatharchides of Cnidus, Posidonius of Apamea, and Hieronymus of Cardia in order to uncover any hints of moral didacticism in their works. Using the lessons and techniques found and analysed in Polybius and Diodorus as its point of departure, it forms a theory about the moralising of each of the authors discussed, while always acknowledging the hypothetical nature of its conclusions.

Keywords:   Timaeus of Tauromenium, Duris of Samos, Phylarchus, Agatharchides of Cnidus, Posidonius of Apamea, Hieronymus of Cardia, Fragments, Fragmentary historiography, Moral didacticism, Moralising

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