A. Lianeri (éd.), Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography

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Alexandra Lianeri (éd.), Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography, Berlin, 2016

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 32
vii-443 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-043953-3
109.95 €

From the early modern period, Greek historiography has been studied in the context of Cicero's notion historia magistra vitae and considered to exclude conceptions of the future as different from the present and past. Comparisons with the Roman, Judeo-Christian and modern historiography have sought to justify this perspective by drawing on a category of the future as a temporal mode that breaks with the present. In this volume, distinguished classicists and historians challenge this contention by raising the question of what the future was and meant in antiquity by offering fresh considerations of prognostic and anticipatory voices in Greek historiography from Herodotus to Appian and by tracing the roots of established views on historical time in the opposition between antiquity and modernity. They look both at contemporary scholarly argument and the writings of Greek historians in order to explore the relation of time, especially the future, to an idea of the historical that is formulated in the plural and is always in motion. By reflecting on the prognostic of historical time the volume will be of interest not only to classical scholars, but to all who are interested in the history and theory of historical time.

Table of Contents
Preface, VII

Introduction: Alexandra Lianeri: The Futures of Greek Historiography 1

Future Times and the Poetics of Greek Historiography

1. Jonas Grethlein: Ancient Historiography and 'Future Past' 59
2. Εmily Greenwood: Futures Real and Unreal in Greek Historiography 79
3. Antonis Tsakmakis: Between Thucydides and the Future: Narrative Prolepsis
4. and Xenophon's Concept of Historiography 101
5. Emily Baragwanath: Knowing Future Time in Xenophon's Anabasis 119
6. Nikos Miltsios: Knowledge and Foresight in Polybius 141
7. Christopher Pelling: Preparing for Posterity: Dionysius and Polybius 155

Temporalities of the Future and the Times of Historical Action

8. Catherine Darbo-Peschanski : The Future and the Logic of Closure in Greek historiography 177
9. Katharina Wesselmann: No Future? Possibilities and Permanence in Herodotus' Histories 195
10. Karen Bassi: Fading into the Future: Visibility and Legibility in Thucydides' History 215
11. Nicolas Wiater: Shifting Endings, Ambiguity and Deferred Closure in Polybius' Histories 243
12. Paolo Desideri: Plutarch on the Future of an Ancient World 267
13. Luke Pitcher: Future's Bright? Looking Forward in Appian 281
14. Melina Tamiolaki: Writing for Posterity in Ancient Historiography: Lucian's Perspective 293

Toward the Modern Futures of Greek Times

15. Dennis Pausch: On the Shoulders of Greeks? Future Time in Livy's Ab urbe condita 311
16. Antonis Liakos: Constituting the Modern world as the Future of Greek Antiquity 329
17. Τim Rood: Horoscopes of Empires: Future Ruins from Thucydides to Macaulay 399
18. Aviezer Tucker: Historiographic Ancients and Moderns: The Difference between Thucydides and Ranke 361
19. Oswyn Murray: The Western Futures of Ancient History 385

Bibliography 401
Notes on Contributors 431
Index 435


Source : De Gruyter


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