Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Oxford University Press (2008)
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This book has two main and connected themes - the conception and articulation of time in the Greek world and the creation of history, especially in the context of the Greek city. Both how time is expressed and how the past is presented have often been seen as reflections of society. By looking at the construction of the past through the medium of local historiography, where we can view these issues in the relatively restricted world of individual city-states, we can gain a clearer insight into how different versions of the past and different constructions of time were offered to the community for approval. In this way, the citizens were able to negotiate time past and indeed their own history, and thereby to express their values and aspirations
Keywords Time  History Philosophy  Cities and towns, Ancient  Cities and towns History  Cities and towns History
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Call number BD638.C53 2008
ISBN(s) 9780199291083   019929108X
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