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dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Lauren Frances
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:28:55Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:28:55Z
dc.date.issued2010-05
dc.identifier.othermcgowan_lauren_f_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcgowan_lauren_f_201005_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26416
dc.description.abstractThis study traces the development of the preface in Latin historiography through the works of the major extant Roman historians Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus. While each author must meet the expectation of a preface to introduce his work, he has substantial freedom in executing this convention of the historiographical genre. The style and content reflects the author’s approach to his text and his audience. The preface, as place both of tradition and innovation, also reveals the author’s conception of his own position among historiographers. Through a close reading of these prefaces, I show how each author borrows from and expands upon his predecessors and how the subgenre of the preface evolves.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectpreface
dc.subjecthistoriography
dc.subjectSallust
dc.subjectLivy
dc.subjectTacitus
dc.titleThe development of the preface in Roman historiography
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorJames Anderson
dc.description.committeeJames Anderson
dc.description.committeeNaomi Norman
dc.description.committeeErika Hermanowicz


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