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Lies and fiction in the ancient world

  • 263 Pages
  • 3.14 MB
  • English

University of Exeter Press , Exeter [England]
Classical literature -- History and criticism., Truthfulness and falsehood -- History., History, Ancient -- Historiography., Literature and history -- Greece., Literature and history -- Rome., Fictions, Theor
Statementedited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman.
ContributionsGill, Christopher, 1946-, Wiseman, T. P.
LC ClassificationsPA3009 .L54 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 263 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19427268M
ISBN 100859893812

A collection of essays that charts the borderland between falsehood and fiction in the ancient world, particularly by considering how far "lying" was distinguished from "fiction" at different periods and in different genres. Areas included are early Greek poetry, Plato, Greek and Roman historiography, and the Greek and Roman novel.5/5(1).

Lies and Fiction in the Ancient World Book Description: 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.

This volume of specially written essays explores the understanding of the boundaries between fact and fiction, truth and falsehood in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and the relationship between ancient and modern thinking on this topic. Essays consider the extent to which the concept of fiction was explicitly defined in ancient critical, rhetorical and philosophical writing or.

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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.

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Wiseman. Liverpool University Press. 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.

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(shelved 1 time as ancient-world-nonfiction) avg rating — 1, ratings — published The obvious place to begin a discussion of the relationship between lies and fiction would be with Odysseus, that great storyteller and liar.

But the series of lies in Book 2 of the Iliad is a better place to start because it displays two key features of lying which have tended to be neglected yet speak eloquently to our age.

The first is that Author: Colin Burrow. This chapter challenges the idea that the invocation of the Muses in early Greek Poetry means that poets saw themselves as reporting historical facts. Referring to Homeric epic, Hesiod, and archaic lyric poetry, it points to a variety of indicators that the authors were aware of their own invention of new material and expected their audiences also to be aware of this invention.

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