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Dionysius Of Halycarnassus, Letter To Pompeius Geminus, 3.13
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1. Polybius, Histories, 1.3.3-1.3.4, 1.4.7-1.4.9, 1.4.11, 3.32.1-3.32.5, 8.11.3-8.11.4, 38.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

3.32.1.  For this reason I must pronounce those to be much mistaken who think that this my work is difficult to acquire and difficult to read owing to the number and length of the Books it contains. 3.32.2.  How much easier it is to acquire and peruse forty Books, all as it were connected by one thread, and thus to follow clearly events in Italy, Sicily, and Libya from the time of Pyrrhus to the capture of Carthage 3.32.3.  and those in the rest of the world from the flight of Cleomenes of Sparta on till the battle of the Romans and Achaeans at the Isthmus, than to read or procure the works of those who treat of particular transactions. 3.32.4.  Apart from their being many times as long as my history, readers cannot gather anything with certainty from them, firstly because most of them give different accounts of the same matter 3.32.5.  and next because they omit those contemporary events by a comparative review and estimation of which we can assign its true value to everything much more surely than by judging from particulars; and, finally, because it is out of their power even to touch on what is most essential. 8.11.3.  Again, no one could approve of the general scheme of this writer. Having set himself the task of writing the history of Greece from the point at which Thucydides leaves off, just when he was approaching the battle of Leuctra and the most brilliant period of Greek history, he abandoned Greece and her efforts, and changing his plan decided to write the history of Philip. 8.11.4.  Surely it would have been much more dignified and fairer to include Philip's achievements in the history of Greece than to include the history of Greece in that of Philip. 38.6. 1.  And this, I think, is why the most thoughtful of the ancient writers were in the habit of giving their readers a rest in the way I say, some of them employing digressions dealing with myth or story and others digressions on matters of fact; so that not only do they shift the scene from one part of Greece to another, but include doings abroad.,2.  For instance, when dealing with the Thessalian affairs and the exploits of Alexander of Pherae, they interrupt the narrative to tell us of the projects of the Lacedaemonians in the Peloponnese or of those of the Athenians and of what happened in Macedonia or Illyria, and after entertaining us so tell us of the expedition of Iphicrates to Egypt and the excesses committed by Clearchus in Pontus.,3.  So that you will find that all historians have resorted to this device but have done so irregularly, while I myself resort to it regularly.,4.  For the authors I allude to, after mentioning how Bardyllis, the king of Illyria, and Cersobleptes, the king of Thrace, acquired their kingdoms, do not give us the continuation or carry us on to what proved to be the sequel after a certain lapse of time, but after inserting these matters as a sort of patch, return to their original subject.,5.  But I myself, keeping distinct all the most important parts of the world and the events that took place in each, and adhering always to a uniform conception of how each matter should be treated, and again definitely relating under each year the contemporary events that then took place, leave obviously full liberty to students to carry back their minds to the continuous narrative and the several points at which I interrupted it, so that those who wish to learn may find none of the matters I have mentioned imperfect and deficient.,7.  This is all I have to say on the subject. II. The Third Punic War
2. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 1.3.8 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.3.8.  The reason for this is that, in the first place, it is not easy for those who propose to go through the writings of so many historians to procure the books which come to be needed, and, in the second place, that, because the works vary so widely and are so numerous, the recovery of past events becomes extremely difficult of comprehension and of attainment; whereas, on the other hand, the treatise which keeps within the limits of a single narrative and contains a connected account of events facilitates the reading and contains such recovery of the past in a form that is perfectly easy to follow. In general, a history of this nature must be held to surpass all others to the same degree as the whole is more useful than the part and continuity than discontinuity, and, again, as an event whose date has been accurately determined is more useful than one of which it is not known in what period it happened.
3. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, On Thucydides, 9 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, Letter To Pompeius Geminus, 3.2-3.12, 3.14-3.21, 4.1-4.3 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5. Dio Chrysostom, Orations, 18.13-18.17 (1st cent. CE

18.13.  when we are convinced that in the comparison we should be found to be not inferior to them, with the chance, occasionally, of being even superior. I shall now turn to the Socratics, writers who, I affirm, are quite indispensable to every man who aspires to become an orator. For just as no meat without salt will be gratifying to the taste, so no branch of literature, as it seems to me, could possibly be pleasing to the ear if it lacked the Socratic grace. It would be a long task to eulogize the others; even to read them is no light thing. 18.14.  But it is my own opinion that Xenophon, and he alone of the ancients, can satisfy all the requirements of a man in public life. Whether one is commanding an army in time of war, or is guiding the affairs of a state, or is addressing a popular assembly or a senate, or even if he were addressing a court of law and desired, not as a professional master of eloquence merely, but as a statesman or a royal prince, to utter sentiments appropriate to such a character at the bar of justice, the best exemplar of all, it seems to me, and the most profitable for all these purposes is Xenophon. For not only are his ideas clear and simple and easy for everyone to grasp, but the character of his narrative style is attractive, pleasing, and convincing, being in a high degree true to life in the representation of character, with much charm also and effectiveness, so that his power suggests not cleverness but actual wizardry. 18.15.  If, for instance, you should be willing to read his work on the March Inland very carefully, you will find no speech, such as you will one day possess the ability to make, whose subject matter he has not dealt with and can offer as a kind of norm to any man who wishes to steer his course by him or imitate him. If it is needful for the statesman to encourage those who are in the depths of despondency, time and again our writer shows how to do this; or if the need is to incite and exhort, no one who understands the Greek language could fail to be aroused by Xenophon's hortatory speeches. 18.16.  My own heart, at any rate, is deeply moved and at times I weep even as I read his account of all those deeds of valour. Or, if it is necessary to deal prudently with those who are proud and conceited and to avoid, on the one hand, being affected in any way by their displeasure, or, on the other, enslaving one's own spirit to them in unseemly fashion and doing their will in everything, guidance in this also is to be found in him. And also how to hold secret conferences both with generals apart from the common soldiers and with the soldiers in the same way; the proper manner of conversing with kings and princes; how to deceive enemies to their hurt and friends for their own benefit; how to tell the plain truth to those who are needlessly disturbed without giving offence, and to make them believe it; how not to trust too readily those in authority over you, and the means by which such persons deceive their inferiors, and the way in which men outwit and are outwitted — 18.17.  on all these points Xenophon's treatise gives adequate information. For I imagine that it is because he combines deeds with words, because he did not learn by hearsay nor by copying, but by doing deeds himself as well as telling of them, that he made his speeches most convincingly true to life in all his works and especially in this one which I chanced to mention. And be well assured that you will have no occasion to repent, but that both in the senate and before the people you will find this great man reaching out a hand to you if you earnestly and diligently read him.
6. Lucian, How To Write History, 55 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
characterisation, by comparison Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
characterisation Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
claudius, roman emperor, expulsion of jews from rome by Feldman, Judaism and Hellenism Reconsidered (2006) 359
coherence (narrative) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22, 314
dio chrysostom, on training for public speaking Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
diodorus of sicily Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
dionysius of halicarnassus, on imitation Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
dionysius of halicarnassus Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 92; Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
emotion Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
emotions Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
focalisation Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
grandeur (of language) Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
hellanicus Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 92
herodotus Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 92; Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314; Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
historiography Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22, 314; Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
intertextuality Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
intratextual(ity) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
literary criticism Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
lucian Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
minds (of in-text characters) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
narratology Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
order, narrative Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
parallelism (narrative) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
philistus Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
pleasure (in historiography) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
plot (narrative) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
polybius Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
praise Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
prose style Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
quintilian Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
readers, pleasure Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22, 314
reading lists Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
rhetoric Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
socratic writers Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
speech(es) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314
thucydides Baumann and Liotsakis, Reading History in the Roman Empire (2022) 92; Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 314; Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339
time (narrative) Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
vivid(ness) in narrative Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
voice (narrative)' Chrysanthou, Reconfiguring the Imperial Past: Narrative Patterns and Historical Interpretation in Herodian’s History of the Empire (2022) 22
xenophon Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 339