Thucydidean Themes

Hardcover | January 2, 2011

bySimon Hornblower

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Thucydidean Themes is a collection of seventeen essays by Simon Hornblower on the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides; but other ancient Greek historians, notably Herodotus, also feature. The chapters are arranged thematically, in three main parts (general; discussions ofparticular sections of the History; Thucydides' reception). Although most have previously appeared in print, many have been extensively rewritten for this volume. All are provided with prefatory material which reviews recent work on the topic. Thucydidean Themes is intended both as a companionvolume to the author's recently completed three-volume Commentary on Thucydides, and as a freestanding contribution to the study of Thucydides. Like the Commentary, the present volume exploits every available approach - historical, literary, rhetorical, onomastic, epigraphic, religious,philosophical, textual, and archaeological - while the specially written Introduction seeks to identify what is distinctively admirable about Thucydides' History.

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Thucydidean Themes is a collection of seventeen essays by Simon Hornblower on the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides; but other ancient Greek historians, notably Herodotus, also feature. The chapters are arranged thematically, in three main parts (general; discussions ofparticular sections of the History; Thucydides' re...

Simon Hornblower is Professor of Classics and Grote Professor of Ancient History at University College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:January 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. General1. The Religious Dimension to the Peloponnesian War, Or, What Thucydides Does Not Tell Us2. Thucydides and the Delphic Amphiktiony3. Narratology and Narrative Techniques in Thucydides4. Personal Names and the Greek Historians5. Thucydides on Boiotia and the Boiotians6. Thucydides and the ArgivesII. More Specific (arranged by main relevant Thucydidean book)7. Thucydides and Plataian Perjury8. Thucydides, the Panionian Festival, and the Ephesia (3.104)9. Thucydides and 'Chalkidic' Torone (4.110.1)10. Thucydides, Xenophon and Lichas: Were the Spartans Excluded from the Olympic Games from 420-400 BC?11. Lichas Kalos Samios12. `This was decided' (edoxe tauta): The Army as polis in Xenophon's Anabasis - and Elsewhere13. Sticks, Stones and Spartans: The Sociology of Spartan ViolenceIII. Reception14. Thucydides' Awareness of Herodotus, Or Herodotus' Awareness of Thucydides?15. The Fourth-Century and Hellenistic Reception of Thucydides16. The Old Oligarch and Thucydides: A Fourth-Century Date for the Old Oligarch?17. Thucydides and Clarendon's History of the Rebellion