The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

Hardcover | March 15, 2017

EditorSara Forsdyke, Edith Foster, Ryan Balot

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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features papers on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a bettergrasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to Thucydides' ideas. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholarsand less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style.Finally, The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides includes a thorough introduction, which introduces every paper, as well as two maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further and more specific study. It therefore offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneousdepth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features papers on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a bettergrasp of Thucydides' complex project and its...

Sara Forsdyke is Professor of Classical Studies and History, University of Michigan. Edith Foster is Senior Research Associate, Case Western University and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Strasbourg. Ryan Balot is Professor of Political Science and Classics, University of Toronto.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199340382

ISBN - 13:9780199340385

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