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How to Do Things with HistoryNew Approaches to Ancient Greece$
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Danielle Allen, Paul Christesen, and Paul Millett

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190649890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190649890.001.0001

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Afterword

Afterword

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How to Do Things with History
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Paul Cartledge

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190649890.003.0015

In this chapter Paul Cartledge discusses the import and importance of historiography and history-writing in the present day. He sets his discussion in the widest and longest chronological, ideological and professional contexts, tracing his own historiographical engagements ultimately to Herodotus and Thucydides, and more proximately to Oxford (G.E.M. de Ste. Croix, Sir John Boardman) and Cambridge Universities. Or from the—admirable, imitable—ancient Greek concern with truth and authenticity to the—lamentable—preoccupation with “post-truth,” in both academic (postmodernist) and non- (or anti-) academic circles and media, today. Truth is neither single nor simple, in historiography any more- or any less-than in almost any other intellectual sphere, but that is not a reason, he contends, to give up on it either as a practical goal or as a moral value. Rather the opposite.

Keywords:   Paul Cartledge, history-writing, historiography, Festschrift, truth

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