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Thucydides /
edited by Jeffrey S. Rusten.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
description
ix, 519 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0199206198 (Paper), 9780199206193 (Paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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0199206198 (Paper)
9780199206193 (Paper)
contents note
Thucydides and his readers / Jeffrey S. Rusten -- A post-modernist Thucydides? / W. Robert Connor -- Thucydides 'as history' and 'as literature' / Kenneth J. Dover -- Intellectual affinities / Simon Hornblower -- Thucydides in the act of writing / Lowell Edmunds -- The figured stage : focalizing the initial narratives of Herodotus and Thucydides / Carolyn Dewald -- Thucydides' Persian wars / Tim Rood -- Thucydides' speeches / Chritopher Pelling -- Thucydides and the political self-portrait of the Athenians / Hermann Strasburger -- The portrait of Pericles in Thucydides / Joseph Vogt -- Diodotus' deceit (on Thucydides 3.42-8) / Bernd Manuwald -- Thucydides and sedition among words / Nicole Loraux -- Thucydides and the uneasy peace : a study in political incompetence / H.D. Westlake -- The humanitarian aspect of the Melian dialogue / Brian Bosworth -- Speeches and the course of events in books six and seven of Thucydides / Hans-Peter Stahl -- A highly complex battle-account : Syracuse / Jacqueline de Romilly -- Ktêma es aei : aspects of the reception of Thucydides in the ancient world / Roberto Nicolai -- The peace of silence : Thucydides and the English Civil War / Jonathan Scott -- Thucydides Theôrêtikos/Thucydides Histôr : realist theory and the challenge of history / Josiah Ober.
catalogue key
7235395
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [479]-513) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jeffrey S. Rusten is Professor of Classics at Cornell University.
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"A first-rate collection that well serves both those encountering Thucydides for the first time and those who know (or think they know) him well." --Classical World
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Summaries
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This is a collection of essays on the first great work of political history - Thucydides' account of the war between Athens and Sparta. All Greek is translated, and an introductory chapter surveys the various ways in which Thucydides has been read and interpreted, from antiquity to the present.
Long Description
Thucydides' account of the war between Athens and Sparta is the first great work of political history and still a fundamental text for political science and international relations today; it is also a compelling story, full of vivid characters and tragic miscalculations. This collection of essays is designed to accompany, instruct, and stimulate readers of Thucydides by making accessible some classic and influential studies that are frequently cited but not always easy to access.(One-third of the essays appear here in English for the first time.) All Greek is translated, and an introductory chapter surveys the chronology and thematic controversies among Thucydides' readings from antiquity to the present.
Main Description
Thucydides' account of the war between Athens and Sparta is the first great work of political history and still a fundamental text for political science and international relations today; it is also a compelling story, full of vivid characters and tragic miscalculations. This collection ofessays is designed to accompany, instruct, and stimulate readers of Thucydides by making accessible some classic and influential studies that are frequently cited but not always easy to access. (One-third of the essays appear here in English for the first time.) All Greek is translated, and anintroductory chapter surveys the chronology and thematic controversies among Thucydides' readings from antiquity to the present.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. x
Introductory
Thucydides and his Readersp. 1
A Post-Modernist Thucydides?p. 29
Thucydides 'as History' and 'as Literature'p. 44
Intellectual Affinitiesp. 60
Thucydides in me Act of Writingp. 91
The Figured Stage: Focalizing the Initial Narratives of Herodotus and Thucydidesp. 114
Thucydides' Persian Warsp. 148
Thucydides' Speechesp. 176
And Pericles
Thucydides and the Political Self-Portrait of the Atheniansp. 191
The Portrait of Pericles in Thucydidesp. 220
Diodotus' Deceit (On Thucydides 3.42-8)p. 241
Thucydides and Sedition Among Wordsp. 261
Thucydides and the Uneasy Peace: A Study in Political Incompetencep. 295
The Humanitarian Aspect of the Melian Dialoguep. 312
Speeches and the Course of Events in Books Six and Seven of Thucydidesp. 341
A Highly Complex Battle-Account: Syracusep. 359
Reception (Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary)
Ktêma es aei: Aspects of the Reception of Thucydides in the Ancient Worldp. 381
The Peace of Silence: Thucydides and the English Civil Warp. 405
Thucydides Theôrêtikos/Thucydides Histôr: Realist Theory and the Challenge of Historyp. 434
Select Bibliography of Thuchydidean Studiesp. 479
Acknowledgmentsp. 514
Index of Authors in the Bibliographyp. 517
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