Excerpt from History, Its Rise and Development: A Survey of the Progress of Historical Writing From Its Origins to the Present Day
Rome added no original contributions to historiography. As in all other phases of its culture, Rome here followed the model set up by the Greeks.... While there were distinguished Roman historians, none equalled Thucydides or Polybius ifor careful adherence to critical method and only Livy and Tacitus approached the best of the stylists among Greek historians.
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