Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World
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Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World

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ISBN-13:
9780859893817
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.1993
Seiten:
281
Gewicht:
496 g
Format:
156x231x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This collection of essays explores the key issue of the nature of the boundary between fact and fiction, an issue which has become prominent especially through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography.
Fiction, lies and slander in archaic Greek poetry, E.L. Bowie; Plato on falsehood - not fiction, Christopher Gill; truth and untruth in Greed and Roman historiography, J.L. Moles; lying historians - seven types of mendacity, T.P. Wiseman; fiction, bewitchment and story worlds - the implications of claims to truth in Apuleius, Andrew Laird; make-believe and make believe - the fictionality of the Greek novels, J.R. Morgan; towards an account of the ancient world's concept of fictive belief, D.C. Feeney.
This collection of essays explores the key issue of the nature of the boundary between fact and fiction, an issue which has become prominent especially through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography.