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Discussion and comparison of several authorsEdit

  • Andrew Feldherr (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians, Cambridge, 2009 [DG205.C35 2009]
  • Christina Shuttleworth Kraus, Latin Historians, Oxford, 1997 [DG206.A2 K73 1997]
  • John Marincola (ed.), A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, 2 vols., Oxford: Blackwell, 2007 [DE8.C65 2007]
  • Andreas Mehl, Roman Historiography, trans. Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Oxford: Blackwell, 2011 [see me to consult pre-publication proofs]
  • Jakub Pigon (ed.), The Children of Herodotus: Greek and Roman Historiography and Related Genres, Newcastle, 2009 review
  • Kapust, D. On the Ancient Uses of Political Fear and its Modern Implications. Journal of the History of Ideas v. 69 no. 3 (July 2008) p. 353-73 JSTOR
  • Ioannis D. Evrigenis. "Carthage Must Be Saved." Fear of enemies and collective action. Cambridge University Press, 2008 Google Books


Several items in the Thucydides bibliography give attention to this relationship. See me for further advice.

  • Peter Hunt, Slaves, warfare, and ideology in the Greek historians, Cambridge, 1998 [DF89.H86 1998]


  • Sarah M. Coleman, Thucydides as a model for the writings of Sallust: Comparative studies, Union College honors thesis, 2009 online
  • This article discusses how Thucydides greatly influenced Sallust’s writing. Thucydides’ influence can be seen in basically all aspects of Sallust’s work. Sallust draws from Thucydides for the technical aspects of his writing including grammar, tone and word choice, among other things. In addition to the technical aspects, Sallust also borrows from Thucydides his style and structure. This article concludes that since Sallust borrows so much from Thucydides, most Latin historians owe their style of writing more to Thucydides rather than Sallust. Barkerk 16:47, May 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • Thomas Francis Scanlon, The Influence of Thucydides on Sallust, Heidelberg, 1980 [UAlbany PA 6656.S34 1980]