Catalogue

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

Individuals in Thucydides /
by H. D. Westlake.
imprint
London : Cambridge University Press, 1968.
description
x, 324 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521072468:
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
personal subject
More Details
imprint
London : Cambridge University Press, 1968.
isbn
0521072468:
catalogue key
1875534
 
Bibliography: p. ix-x.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Description for Bookstore
Professor Westlake studies the intellectual and moral qualities of twelve of the most important figures in Thucydides' History, six Athenian and six Spartan. He aims to extend our understanding of the motives and actions of the individuals in question. Professor Westlake propounds his thesis lucidly and with conviction.
Main Description
A study of the intellectual and moral qualities of twelve of the most important figures in Thucydides' History, six Athenian and six Spartan. Professor Westlake has a double purpose: he aims to extend our understanding of the motives and actions of the individuals in question; and he uses the passages on character study in the History to illustrate Thucydides' own intellectual development and his deepening understanding of the art of the historian. In its interpretation of Thucydides this is a book of genuine originality. Professor Westlake propounds his thesis lucidly and with conviction.
Table of Contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Explicit judgements on ability and character
First Half (I. 1âÇô5. 24)
Athenians
Paricles
Phormio
Cleon
Nicias
Demosthenes
Spartans
Archidamus
Cnemus and Alcidas
Brasidas
Second Half (5. 25âÇô8. 109)
Athenians
Nicias (cont.)
Alcibiades
Demosthenes (cont.)
Spartans
Gylippus
Astyochus
Conclusion
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem