Ethics in Thucydides: The Ancient Simplicity

Ethics in Thucydides: The Ancient Simplicity

by Mary Frances Williams
     
 

Ethics in Thucydides uses the historian's account of the resolution at Corcyra as the basis for determining a moral or ethical perspective in Thucydides'History. Various scenes, speeches, and narrative descriptions are analyzed in relation to ethical vocabulary, their conformity to an ethical perspective, and the way in which they promote an ethical outcome. Ethics

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Ethics in Thucydides uses the historian's account of the resolution at Corcyra as the basis for determining a moral or ethical perspective in Thucydides'History. Various scenes, speeches, and narrative descriptions are analyzed in relation to ethical vocabulary, their conformity to an ethical perspective, and the way in which they promote an ethical outcome. Ethics in Thucydides is ground-breaking because up to this point, scholars have not persuasively argued that ethics played a role in History. Williams' work is an extensive analysis which also considers Thucydides in relation to his predecessors and contemporaries.

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International Studies in Philosophy
Williams's work is thorough, attentive to detail, careful, and thoughtful...Williams's treatment is scholarly, judcious, and her arguments and conclusions are well presented.
— Michael C. Mittlestadt
International Studies in Philosophy - Michael C. Mittlestadt
Williams's work is thorough, attentive to detail, careful, and thoughtful...Williams's treatment is scholarly, judcious, and her arguments and conclusions are well presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761810568
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
05/07/1998
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.95(d)

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