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HISTORIOGRAPHY OF GREEK PHILOSOPHER

YEAR AUTHOR BOOKS PHILOSOPHY METHODS REMARKS
540 BC HECATEUS Travel Around the world reconciling truthfulness persian world
Local Genealogies mythologies with critical examination critic of myths
history of conventional myth
490 BC HERODOTUS history on persian war moral & didactive causes, courses, liberation of greek
view results of war from persians
need for history to
construct epic
456 BC THUCYDIDES history of peloponnesian past as aid for future political aspects first critical historian
war interpretation social & military
concequences
198 BC POLYBIUS history of Rome constitution form constitutional dev. Of
monarcy/aristrocracy Rome
democracy historical facts
appropriate method
420 BC XENOPHONE memorabilia history of greece social life disciple of socrates
anabasis (Hellanica) military operations
political/philosophical greek superiority over
literary ideas persians
Greek Historians: anthropocentric, humanistic, human will, scientific inquiry/criticism/analysis. / self revelatory

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