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Ohio State University Press
Ancient - Greece, General, Literary Criticism & Collections / Ancient & Classical, Ancient and Classical, Literary Criticism, History - General History, Greece, Historiography, History, History of the Peloponnesian War, Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C., Thucyd
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ISBN 139780814210352

"Reading" Thucydides in antiquity may have differed significantly from our own modern experience. Although it is natural for us to speak of "readers," this book demonstrates that Thucydides is a transitional figure between the predominantly oral culture of fifth-century BCE Athens and the more literate culture that followed.4/5.

This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories.

Moving beyond other studies by its focus on the reader's role in giving meaning to the text, it reveals Thucydides' use of objectivity not so much as a standard for the proper presentation of his.

Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2, years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of READING THUCYDIDES book, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader.

Contrary to McPherson’s assessment, Thucydides has to be read more critically rather than accepted as trustworthy. He carefully crafted a story that he wanted the audience to accept. As Kagan reveals in his book after a lifetime of study of “the Long War” between the Greeks, our man Thucydides was human after all.

Let’s talk about the books you’ve chosen to better understand Thucydides and his time. The first book on your list is by Vincent Azoulay, and it’s called Pericles of Athens. Pericles was a general, the leader we most associate with Athens’ golden age, but he ended up dying of plague before the end of READING THUCYDIDES book Peloponnesian War.

Authors like Thucydides require careful reading and musing to get to the core of their arguments. Hey Policy Wonks, This Is How You Should Read Thucydides –. If you are looking fo r a book like this, to read or even to reread, I highly recommend The History of the Peloponnesian War by the Greek historian Thucydides.

This classic history recounts the events of the year war (– BCE) between Athens and Sparta (and their allies throughout the Greek world) that resulted in Athens losing most of.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Thucydides. A Wikipedia article about this author is available. Thucydides, contrib.: The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (11 volumes; ), by Thomas Hobbes, also contrib. by Homer (Gutenberg texts); Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War, trans.

by Richard Crawley (Gutenberg text) Thucydides, contrib.: Stories From Thucydides. Thucydides gives a lurid description of the symptoms of the plague that afflicted Athens during the War.

The interaction between the Athenians and the Melians is yet another instance of the prevailing theme of the first few books in the third year of the reading plan – i.e.


resistance against overwhelming force. As Prometheus rails. 27 rows  Read More: Book 1, Chapter 3: With Potidaea under siege, the Corinthians grew anxious.

Thucydides - Ebook written by Walter Robert Connor. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Thucydides. pigeonhole Thucydides’ thought and that they became more diverse in the first half of the twentieth century as scholars moved away from the nineteenth - century tendency to read Thucydides as a scientific historian; in the rest of the book he builds on this analysis, concluding that while Thucydides.

"In Reading Thucydides, James V. Morrison proposes a "hybrid" reception model, arguing that Thucydides' History may be regarded as a pivotal work that seeks to recreate the earlier world of spoken argument, yet it does so as a text that may be read and reread - and heard and heard again."--Jacket.

encounters a reticent and less intrusive side of Thucydides as this author-itative presence recedes. The goal of this book is to examine Thucydides’ techniques of presenta-tion and the effects of those techniques on the reader’s experience.

Indeed, it will be valuable to approach the History in part from the perspective of the. That’s a modern construal, not just by Allison but by Arlene Saxonhouse, when she asserts that, reading Thucydides’ history, we see a “Power Trap” described, whereby states like Athens become trapped by their unending pursuit of power.

But Thucydides never describes the complex strategic history of his time as any kind of paradigm or trap. One of the greatest ancient historians, Thucydides (c B.C.–c B.C.) chronicled nearly 30 years of war and tension between Athens and Sparta.


His “History of. Thucydides made this claim for his book: It will be enough for me if these words of mine are judged useful by those who want to understand clearly the events which happened in the past and which (human nature being what it is) will, at some time or other and in much the same ways, be repeated in the future.

Reading Book 3 may seem like more of Book 2 at first, but I have found that Thucydides tries different ways of narrating his history in each book. See if you can detect any subtle differences in presentation as you read through Book 3.


The differences will become much more clear from Book 4 on. Sincerely, Andre. By Thucydides Written B.C.E Translated by Richard Crawley. The History of the Peloponnesian War has been divided into the following sections: The First Book [k] The Second Book [k] The Third Book [k] The Fourth Book [k] The Fifth Book [k] The Sixth Book [k].

Librivox recording of The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides. Read by Librivox volunteers The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC.

It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Read.

Thucydides on Strategy serves two distinct purposes. First, for students assigned, or those deciding, to read Thucydides it is a valuable compendium; it ensures discernment of lessons and enables seminar participation. Second, for the busy professional, Platias and.

Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War - Ebook written by George Cawkwell. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Thucydides and the Peloponnesian : George Cawkwell. The Hellenica is Xenophon’s continuation of Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War, literally resuming from where the previous author’s history was abruptly left unfinished and narrating the events of the final seven years of the conflict and the war’s historians consider the Hellenica to be a personal work, written by Xenophon in retirement on his Spartan estate.

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: book: book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8. chapter.

The second book of Thucydides is of particular interest because it contains important sections on the funeral oration, the account of the plague at Athens and the obituary of Pericles.

His exceptionally complex structure and techniques make Thucydides one of the most difficult as well as one of the most profound of ancient historians/5. So read some Thucydides and you can enjoy Gerald Butler’s abs Lena Headey’s abs on a more refined, absurdist plane.

2) You will earn Star Trek street cred. As the Economist’s Adrian Wooldridge wrote recently, “You will learn more about leadership from reading Thucydides’s hymn to Pericles than you will from a thousand leadership experts.” Pericles was the rarest of men—a statesman, a strategist, and a superb politician.

Finally, Thucydides was a tough warrior. Reading Thucydides by James V Morrison starting at $ Reading Thucydides has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. Written in the 5th Century BC, the events of the war between the Peloponnesian and Delian leagues are detailed by Thucydides.

The leagues were led by Sparta and Athens respectively. The war marks a turning point in Ancient Greek history as the golden age of Greek dominance is changed in the :.

The realist take on Thucydides draws upon both a small number of specific passages and a general characterisation of the dynamics between city-states found throughout the text. Among the former category are a number of statements Thucydides makes in Book One, probably the most important of which is his claim.A quick word on my experiment with reading the Thomas Hobbes’ translation while also looking at The Landmark Thucydides—it went smoother than I thought it would.

Hobbes’ wording gave me trouble in a few places and it was nice to have the Richard Crawley translation in the Landmark edition handy."Students enterprising enough to be reading Thucydides will find this book very helpfuland beyond that, stimulating and congenial.

Cameron covers the difficult passages, adding comments and explanation that will enhance the reader's understanding."-- .