The Resource Lies and fiction in the ancient world, edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman

Lies and fiction in the ancient world, edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman

Label
Lies and fiction in the ancient world
Title
Lies and fiction in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Where the boundary lies between falsehood and fiction, between an actual untruth and an admitted invention, has set off many debates in intellectual circles. In classical studies, this issue has gained prominence through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and through recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography. This pathfinding collection of essays charts the borderland between falsehood and fiction in the ancient world, especially by
  • Considering how far "lying" was distinguished from "fiction" at different periods and in different genres. The areas covered are early Greek poetry (E.L. Bowie), Plato (Christopher Gill), Greek and Roman historiography (J.L. Moles and T.P. Wiseman), and the Greek and Roman novel (J.R. Morgan and Andrew Laird). Michael Wood and D.C. Feeney discuss the literary critical questions involved and draw connections with contemporary debate. All Greek and Latin passages are
  • Translated into English, and the collection is designed to be accessible to students of literature and history generally, as well as to Classicists
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3009
LC item number
.L54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gill, Christopher
  • Wiseman, T. P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical literature
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • History, Ancient
  • Literature and history
  • Literature and history
  • Fictions, Theory of
  • Literatura grega (historia e critica)
  • Littérature ancienne
  • Mensonge
  • Histoire ancienne
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Fiction, Théorie de la
  • Classical literature
  • Fictions, Theory of
  • History, Ancient
  • Literature and history
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
  • Literatura grega (historia e critica)
  • littérature grecque antique
  • littérature latine
  • fiction
  • fiction
  • Literatur
  • Fiktion
  • Lüge
  • Antike
  • Kongress
  • Greece
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Griechisch
  • Latein
Label
Lies and fiction in the ancient world, edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lies, fiction and slander in early Greek poetry / E.L. Bowie -- Plato on falsehood, not fiction / Christopher Gill -- Truth and untruth in Herodotus and Thucydides / 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xviii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780292727670
Lccn
93018679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27768314
  • (OCoLC)ocm27768314
Label
Lies and fiction in the ancient world, edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lies, fiction and slander in early Greek poetry / E.L. Bowie -- Plato on falsehood, not fiction / Christopher Gill -- Truth and untruth in Herodotus and Thucydides / 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xviii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780292727670
Lccn
93018679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27768314
  • (OCoLC)ocm27768314

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