CHAPTER XII
TREATMENT OF PREDECESSORS

The habits of literary men in the days of Luke are not difficult for us to discover. A large body of prose has come down to us from the Hellenistic age composed by Greeks and by Romans who followed the same methods. The methods of the several forms of prose composition were much alike, especially where the subject matter was a definite body of objective material like history, biography, natural history, geography, medicine or mathematics. For the technique of ancient history we have abundant materials. "These materials are not only derived from an intensive study and comparison of the writings of the historians, especially Thucydides, Diodorus Siculus, Tacitus, and Livy, but are supplemented by essays, prefaces, or long digressions discussing the general principles of historical composition. Thus Dionysius of Halicarnassus not only produced Roman Antiquities in twenty volumes: he also wrote several essays on literary criticism; while Polybius is constantly filling his pages with trenchant discussion of earlier and contemporary historiography. His principal complaint is against the rhetorical historians. The rhetorical studies--even those of later date, and those composed in Latin--bear testimony to the traditional problems and principles of the historians, while satire contributes its share to the illumination of the subject in the De historiæ conscribendæ arte of Lucian."1 Other essays

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The Beginnings of Christianity, Vol. II, p. 8. Much of the following paragraph is also adapted from my earlier sketch where the references are given in full.

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