Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The closeness of historiography and epic poetry is notably conspicuous in their focus on leaders interacting with crowds. Important concern shared by ancient epic and historiography is causation. The keen interest of Greek historians like Herodotus and Thucydides in origins and beginnings is often traced back to Homer. History and epic memorably collide in Seneca's Apocolocyntosis. This chapter presents an overview of how the other chapters of the book are organised.

Keywords: causation; epic poetry; historiography



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Latin Historiography and Poetry in the Early Empire — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation