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Published: 07 July 2011

424 Pages


ISBN: 9780199694983

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Making Time for the Past

Local History and the Polis

Katherine Clarke

  • Addresses issues of wide general interest, such as time as a social construct.
  • The first study of the ancient world which explicitly treats the key methodological question of the use of formal time systems in the writing of history.
  • Brings together a huge range of material - both well-known and neglected historiographical texts, whole and fragmentary, and the writings of local as well as universal historians.