A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides by Christine Lee, Neville Morley

By Christine Lee, Neville Morley

A guide to the Reception of Thucydides bargains a useful consultant to the reception of Thucydides and his paintings. via unique essays via verified and rising students, this instruction manual explores the most strands of reception and the main salient contexts within which Thucydides has been learn and appropriated.
Thucydides’ effect has unfold throughout many disciplines and sub-disciplines, together with historiography, political concept, diplomacy and strategic reports. Essays discover those domain names in addition to different literary, cultural and old contexts; individuals have interaction with quite a few extant interpretations whereas constructing new methods to Thucydides’ paintings. Chapters specialize in various elements of Thucydides’ writing; his position as a historian and his contribution to the advance of historiography; his prestige as a political and strategic philosopher; the impact of educational and non-academic readings of The heritage; and extra Thucydidean issues. The guide concludes with own reflections via eminent students at the value and perennial value of Thucydides’ paintings for this iteration and for generations to come back.

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He claims that it was from the historian that Demosthenes had borrowed many of the essential characteristics of his style (speed, density, vehemence, 20 Valérie Fromentin and Sophie Gotteland mordancy, and harshness) as well as a virtuosity needed to stir the feelings (Thuc. 53–5; cf. Demosthenes 9–10, Ad Pomp. Gem. c. 20). Following these witnesses, modern criticism has sought to discover echoes of The Peloponnesian War behind certain formulas or arguments of Demosthenes (Canfora 1992: 11–41; Hornblower 1995: 52; Yunis 1996: 240–1, 256–7, 268–77).

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