Livy's Alexander Digression (9.17–19): Counterfactuals and Apologetics*

@article{Morello2002LivysAD,
  title={Livy's Alexander Digression (9.17–19): Counterfactuals and Apologetics*},
  author={Ruth Morello},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={92},
  pages={62 - 85}
}
  • R. Morello
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
Orthodox historians have tended to dislike attempts to think counterfactually about the past, on the grounds that ‘virtual history’ offers little more than entertainment and degenerates too easily into banal trivialities. In addition, it provokes fears about the offending historian's commitment to the truth and the consequent effect on his readers’ historical memories; a recent essay in the New Statesman, deploring the increasing presence of counterfactual history in the syllabus for national… 

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