FGrHist IV.A.3: Preface (preface_3)
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You only get one chance to make a first impression. The figure which Hermippos of Smyrna (H.), the third-centuiy b.c. Alexandrian writer best known for his biographical activity, cut with nineteenth-century (predominantly German) scholarship was a particularly poor one. This much can be gathered from the many bad names which the austere ‘Altertumswissenschaftler’ of yore called him: a sensation-lover with a vicious tongue, a scandalmonger, a systematical forger even. By and large, this image has stuck with H. over…

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Bollansée, Jan, “FGrHist IV.A.3: Preface (preface_3)”, in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV, General Editor: Stefan Schorn (Leuven) (2011 onwards), Guido Schepens (Leuven) (1998-2010). Consulted online on 19 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-5363_jciv_apreface_3>



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