By Christine Lee, Neville Morley
A guide to the Reception of Thucydides deals a useful advisor to the reception of Thucydides and his paintings. via unique essays by way of tested and rising students, this instruction manual explores the most strands of reception and the main salient contexts during which Thucydides has been learn and appropriated.
Thucydides’ effect has unfold throughout many disciplines and sub-disciplines, together with historiography, political conception, diplomacy and strategic experiences. Essays discover those domain names in addition to different literary, cultural and ancient contexts; individuals interact with various extant interpretations whereas constructing new ways to Thucydides’ paintings. Chapters specialise in varied points of Thucydides’ writing; his function as a historian and his contribution to the improvement of historiography; his prestige as a political and strategic philosopher; the impression of educational and non-academic readings of The background; and extra Thucydidean subject matters. The guide concludes with own reflections by way of eminent students at the importance and perennial value of Thucydides’ paintings for this iteration and for generations to return.
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To begin with, the variety and extent of Plutarch’s work, composed as it is of two distinct components, the Lives and the Moralia, make the question of Thucydides’ influence rather delicate. However, by schematizing a little, one can assert that Plutarch used the historian in two ways. He used him firstly as one source among others for the history of Athens in the fifth century, especially in the lives of Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades. Plutarch knew Thucydides well, but let himself be inspired freely by him, not Thucydides’ Ancient Reputation 21 hesitating to rework information to adapt it for the specific perspective – more psychological than historical – of his biographical project (Romilly 1988), and perhaps also because he was looking to supply his own analysis of the actions and motives of his different protagonists, an analysis which is at times finer and more nuanced than that of Thucydides (Pelling 2002).
Trédé, Monique. 2010. : 191–7. Yunis, Harvey. 1996. Taming Democracy. Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Zecchini, Giuseppe. 1983. ” Critica Storica 20: 3–31. 2 The Renaissance Scholarship, Criticism, and Education Marianne Pade Background: Byzantium and Medieval Italy Thucydides had been widely read and used by Greek scholars and writers during the Byzantine period, and he is frequently mentioned or quoted directly (Krumbacher 1897; Moravcsik 1958; Pade 2003: 109–11).
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