Frances Pownall, University of Alberta

Associate Professor History and Classics Edmonton, Alberta fskoczyl@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca Office: (780) 492-4542

Bio/Research

My research focuses upon Greek historiography of the late Classical and early Hellenistic periods. I am particularly interested in teasing out how the tension between intellectual culture and Athenian democratic ideals underpins much of the historical literature of this period, which was written ...

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Bio/Research

My research focuses upon Greek historiography of the late Classical and early Hellenistic periods. I am particularly interested in teasing out how the tension between intellectual culture and Athenian democratic ideals underpins much of the historical literature of this period, which was written by and for the elite. I am also involved in the translation and full commentary of a number of fragmentary Greek historians in the Brill’s New Jacoby, a modern updating and extension of F. Jacoby’s magisterial 15-volume compilation of the fragments of the Greek historians, published on-line. My work on the Brill’s New Jacoby project has awakened a previously latent interest in the problematic sources for Philip and Alexander of Macedon, and I am currently in the early planning stages of a new major project, a translation and commentary on Book 16 of the Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus, the only extant continuous historical narrative of the reign of Philip II of Macedon.



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