By Charles W. Hedrick Jr.
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Extra resources for Ancient History: Monuments and Documents (Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World)
They were not concerned to isolate and preserve their sources so that future generations of historians should be able to replicate their research. They had no sense of history as a cumulative group project. Of course they read one another’s work and might agree or disagree with each other, as Herodotus took Hecataeus to task, or Livy dismissed Valerius Antias. We know that historians often took up the historical tale at the point where a predecessor left off, as Xenophon began his Hellenica at the point where the history of Thucydides left off.
Organization must be to some extent arbitrary, and to understand what it represents, one must attempt to understand the principles of organization and their links to cultural values. To understand, one must look to the principles of organization. ” The world, as many of us have come to believe, and as some also did in antiquity, is spherical, and for it to be represented on a map it must somehow be “projected” onto a flat surface. Various methods of projection are possible; all will necessarily involve GEOGRAPHY 41 some degree of distortion.
They live one on top of the other without hope of escape. The weather is changeable and extreme: biting winters, torrid summers, and oppressive gloom for much of spring and fall. The crowding, inescapable clutter, and weather make New Yorkers as twitchy and hyperactive as gerbils. If Californians are slack-jawed, slavering golden retrievers, New Yorkers are yappy, aggressive Pomeranians. 28 GEOGRAPHY A less innocuous instance of the same reasoning is notably to be found in nineteenth-century imperial thinking.