Ancient Sources (Written Evidence): Greek Historiography to the end of the Fifth Century BC (CLA2302)

15 credits

This module will consider the development of the Greek prose historical tradition in the fifth and fourth centuries. It will provide an in-depth study of the three major historians of this period: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon and Arrian. Students will learn how to analyse, evaluate and use texts, and how to relate their style and development to the wider context of literary developments, and to analyse and evaluate these texts within the Greek historiographical tradition.