Jerome (Hieronymos)( The Greek historian)
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Biography Jerome (Hieronymos)
Jerome; Hieronymos, from Cardi, ca. 350-260 years. BC. . e., the Greek historian. After the death of Alexander of Macedon took an active part in the fight of his heirs, dubbed Diadochi. Linked to the dynasty Antigonidov, with the Macedonian court has recorded the history of wars Diadochi after Alexander's death (323 BC), probably until the death of Pyrrhus (272). it contains the first in Greek literature description of the ancient history of Rome, and possibly also other geographical and ethnographic excursions. Despite the pronounced predilection for Antigonidam, work and. is a remarkable objectivity. Describing the history, in which he personally participated, and. showed a good orientation in the political and military affairs. Like Thucydides, he tried to discover the causes of events, and although his work included in the speech, did not aspire to rhetorical effects and did not attempt to dramatize the story. For all these reasons, the product of G. become a prime historical source that was used by Diodorus, Arrian, Plutarch. Modern science and evaluates. as a historian is very high, placing it alongside Thucydides.