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Saber and Scroll

Abstract

J. B. Bury was an amazing personality among Greek historians. He held many prestigious positions, and was the Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge when the book The Ancient Greek Historians was compiled from his Lane Lectures at Harvard. H. D. F Kitto referred to him as “a determined rationalist,” and the Lane Lectures on ancient Greek historiography proves this point well. Very few historians have such a grasp on the nuances of Greek, or are so well-read. Very few English writers, historians or otherwise, have such a grasp of the English language as to write as captivatingly as Bury. Because of this, The Ancient Greek Historians proves itself to be a wonderful, insightful, and lucrative read for any person, academic or amateur, interested in the progress of Greek historiography.

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