Thucydides and Internal War

Thucydides and Internal War

by Jonathan J. Price
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521036631

ISBN-13: 9780521036634

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explains in detail Thucydides' abstract model of internal war, and then shows how, by the terms of the model itself, Thucydides perceived and narrated the Peloponnesian War not as a conventional war but as an internal conflict. Viewing the great war as a destructive internal conflict had profound consequences for Thucydides' understanding of this

Overview

This book explains in detail Thucydides' abstract model of internal war, and then shows how, by the terms of the model itself, Thucydides perceived and narrated the Peloponnesian War not as a conventional war but as an internal conflict. Viewing the great war as a destructive internal conflict had profound consequences for Thucydides' understanding of this particular war and all wars in general, and of Greece as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521036634
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Model of Stasis: 1. Beyond Corcyra; Part II. Logoi: 2. The transvaluation of words; 3. Hellenic states redefine the community of Hellas; 4. The failure of communication; Part III. Erga: 5. The 'greatest kinesis'; 6. The Peloponnesian war and stasis; Part IV. Thucydides and Hellas: 7. The archaeology, the Pentekontaetia and the Persians; List of works cited; General index; Index locorum.

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