History

Download Brill's Companion to Thucydides by Antonios Rengakos, Antonis Tsakmakis PDF

By Antonios Rengakos, Antonis Tsakmakis

Go to on-line Edition

Edited via Antonios Rengakos and Antonis Tsakmakis

This quantity on Thucydides, an important historian of the traditional global, contains articles by way of thirty major foreign scholars.
The contributions hide a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides’ lifestyles, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, old procedure and narrative options, narrative cohesion within the historical past, the speeches, Thucydides’ reliability as a historian, and his legacy during the centuries. different subject matters handled contain war, faith, members, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technological know-how, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives.
The quantity goals to supply a survey of present traits in Thucydidean reviews so that it will be of curiosity to all scholars of historic history.

Brill's spouse to Thucydides used to be offered selection awesome educational identify 2007.

Show description

Read Online or Download Brill's Companion to Thucydides PDF

Similar history books

The Plots Against the President

In March 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt eventually turned the nation's thirty-second president. the guy swept in through a landslide 4 months past now took cost of a rustic within the grip of panic caused by fiscal disaster. notwithstanding nobody but knew it-not even Roosevelt-it was once a thorough second in the USA.

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

In crusing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth quantity to discover “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on one other entertaining—and traditionally unassailable—journey during the landmarks of paintings and bloodshed that outlined Greek tradition approximately 3 millennia in the past.

The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 (Essential Histories, Volume 51)

The Franco-Prussian conflict broke out in 1870 whilst Bismarck engineered a battle with the French moment Empire lower than Napoleon III. This was once a part of his wider political technique of uniting Prussia with the southern German states, except for Austria. The battle was once an overpowering Prussian victory, and King Wilhelm i used to be proclaimed Emperor of the hot united Germany.

Additional resources for Brill's Companion to Thucydides

Sample text

76 It is worth noting that t“ pol°mƒ t“de is not even there. It is clearly not a scholium: there is no conceivable reason why a scholium should look forward to the end and completion of the missing account. 72 biographical obscurities and problems of composition 27 constitutes evidence, namely that the parts of the work in which these documents feature are in an unfinished state. In the “definitive” version they would have been substantially and essentially absorbed into the text. 77 Shortly afterward Adolf Kirchhoff, the great scholarly expert on epigraphy, undertook a systematic study of the various texts from documents included in the work, culminating in 1895 in the publication of the volume entitled Thukydides und sein Urkundenmaterial, in which all of Kirchhoff ’s previous contributions are collected and rearranged.

5 refers to exile parå Peloponnhs¤vn,78 if the writer in question is Thucydides, then the inevitable conclusion is that no document was unavailable to him during his twenty-year exile (424–404). 79 Its validity is confirmed by the fact that Thucydides included many other documents in condensed form, while sometimes reporting the most important phrases (usually resolutions passed in assembly, but also treaties) word for word. One need only consider 77 (1877) 338 n. 21. Even if one accepts the variant Peloponnhs¤oiw, it makes no difference here.

Momigliano (1930=1992) 90–103, developed Meyer’s reasoning with new and sometimes convincing arguments: “If Thucydides collected the documents it could only have been in order to reproduce them [p. 93]” (but this theory is too simplistic). But as early as 1881, in the first volume of his Weltgeschichte, Leopold von Ranke praised Thucydides for his decision to “report the various treaties word for word, even using the original dialect, even when they were not particularly important” (von Ranke [1932] 294).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 31 votes