Analysis of the texts and interpretation of the stories of myth is currently beyond the scope of the project. For such detailed analysis, I would suggest consulting some of the good books available on the subject. Transliterated forms of Greek names are used throughout the biography pages of the site rather than their Latin forms, e.
Foundation[ edit ] The most well-known originator of Roman historiography was Quintus Fabius Pictoralso known as the "Founder of Historiography". Before the second Punic warthere was no historiography in Rome, but after, it was needed to commemorate this important occasion.
Fabius Pictor took up the task and wrote a history of Rome in Greek, not Latin. This choice of writing about the war in Greek arose from a need to address An analysis of roman to greek Greeks and counter another author, Timaeus, who also wrote a history of Rome until the Second Punic War.
Timaeus wrote with a negative view of Rome. Therefore, in defense of the Roman state, Q. Fabius Pictor wrote in Greek, using Olympiad dating and a Hellenistic style.
Fabius Pictor is known for the establishment of the "ab urbe condita" tradition of historiography which is writing history "from the founding of the city". Fabius Pictor wrote, many other authors followed his lead, inspired by the new literary form: Cato the Elder is credited as the first historian to write in Latin.
His work, the Origines, was written to teach Romans what it means to be Roman. Fabius Pictor, Cato the Elder wrote ab urbe condita, and the early history is filled with legends illustrating Roman virtues.
The Origines also spoke of how not only Rome, but the other Italian towns were venerable, and that the Romans were indeed superior to the Greeks.
The Romans enjoyed serious endeavors and so the writing of historiography became very popular for upper class citizens who wanted to spend their time on worthwhile, virtuous, "Roman" activities.
As leisure time was looked down upon by the Romans, writing history became an acceptable way to spend retirement. Almost as soon as historiography started being used by the Romans, it split into two traditions: The annalistic tradition[ edit ] The authors who used the Annalistic tradition wrote histories year-by-year, from the beginning, which was most frequently from the founding of the city, usually up until the time that they were living in.
Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi c. His history chronicled Rome from the foundation until BC, when he believed that the society had hit its lowest point.
Publius Mucius Scaevola c. Quintus Claudius Quadrigarius wrote that all Roman wars are just, and that the Senate and all Roman dealings were honorable, in annalistic form.
The monographic tradition[ edit ] Monographs are more similar to the history books that we are used to today; they are usually on a single topic, but most importantly, they do not tell history from the beginning, and they are not even necessarily annalistic.
An important sub category that emerged from the monographic tradition was the biography. Gaius Gracchus wrote a biography of his brother, Tiberius Gracchus. Gaius Fannius also wrote a biography of Tiberius Gracchus, but showed him in a negative light.
Sallust wrote two monographs: Factionalized history[ edit ] Often, especially in times of political unrest or social turmoil, historians re-wrote history to suit their particular views of the age.
So, there were many different historians each rewriting history a little bit to bolster their case. This was especially evident in the 70s BC when the social wars were going on between the populists led by Mariusand the senatorials led by Sulla.
Several authors wrote histories during this time, each taking a side. Gaius Licinius Macer was anti-Sullan and wrote his history, based on Gnaeus Gellius in 16 books, from the founding of the city until the 3rd century BC, whereas Valerius Antias who was pro-Sulla, wrote a history in 75 books, from the founding of the city until 91 BC.
Overview[ edit ] The historiography we most readily identify with the Romans, coming from sources such as CaesarSallustLivyTacitusand other minor authors, owes much to its early roots and Greek predecessors.
However, contrary to the Greek form, the Roman form included various attitudes and concerns that were considered strictly Roman. Characteristics[ edit ] Annals are a year-by-year arrangement of historical writing. In Roman historiography, annals generally begin at the founding of Rome.
The Annal seems originally to have been used by the priesthood to keep track of omens and portents.
The Annales Maximi were a running set of annals kept by the Pontifex Maximus. The Annales Maximi contained such information as names of the magistrates of each year, public events, and omens such as eclipses and monstrous births.r-bridal.com: A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament (): Maximilian Zerwick, Mary Grosvenor: Books.
Roman historiography is indebted to the Greeks, who invented the r-bridal.com Romans had great models to base their works upon, such as Herodotus (c. – BC) and Thucydides (c. – c. BC). Roman historiographical forms are different from the Greek ones however, and voice very Roman concerns.
Unlike the Greeks, Roman historiography did not start out with an oral historical tradition. Roman Architecture ( BCE onwards): Origins, History, Characteristics, Building Methods: Arches, Domes, Vaulting, Invention of Concrete.
Macedonia and Greece. by John Shea , pp Excellent analysis of the Macedonian-Greek conflict. It would probably be best to begin with a presentation of the Greek argument.
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Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Melos) Greek Sculpture of the Hellenistic Period.. Introduction. One of the most famous examples of sculpture from Ancient Greece, the Venus de Milo is an armless marble statue of Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love and beauty - which was sculpted during the Hellenistic period between about and BCE.