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Shaping the Canons of Ancient Greek Historiography : Imitation, Classicism, and Literary Criticism
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This book considers the formation and development of the canons of Greek historians in the ancient rhetorical tradition and in school treatises. Beginning with Cicero and Quintilian and focusing on the rhetor and historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus, it tackles the contemporary debate on literary canons, as well as the relationship between historiography, literary criticism, and ancient rhetoric.