By Antonios Rengakos, Antonis Tsakmakis
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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.
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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  294).