In this study of Greek and Roman history, the author addresses the limitations imposed by the available evidence, stressing the fact that there is much that the modern scholar cannot learn by consulting the ancient sources. With emphasis on the fundamental importance of asking the right questions, he challenges the special status accorded to classical texts and exposes the flaws in the traditional approach to ancient history. He even goes on to suggest alternative methods for re-constructing history.
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'The most influential ancient historian of our time Indisputably the most valuable writing on ancient history since 1945.', New York Review of Books
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Book Description Puffin, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140552294