Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War

by George Cawkwell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415164303

ISBN-13: 9780415164306

Pub. Date: 11/05/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding the history of Athens in the all important years of the second half of the fifth century B.C. is largely dependent on the work of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible.
This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing original and controversial views of Thucydides' account of the

Overview

Understanding the history of Athens in the all important years of the second half of the fifth century B.C. is largely dependent on the work of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible.
This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing original and controversial views of Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War; his misrepresentation of Alcibiades and Demosthenes; his relationship with Pericles; and his views on the Athenian Empire.
Cawkwell's comprehensive analysis of Thucydides and his historical writings is persuasive, erudite and an immensely valuable addition to the scholarship and criticism of a rich and popular period of Greek history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415164306
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/1997
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Thucydides

2. 'The Truest Explanation'

3. Thucydides and the Strategy of the Peloponnesian War

4. Thucydides, Pericles, and the 'Radical Demagogues'

5. Thucydides, Alcibiades, and the West

6. Thucydides and the

Empire

Appendix 1. A Note on the So-called 'Financial Decrees' of Callias IG 13 52 (=ML 58)

Appendix 2. The Megara Decrees of Plutarch, Pericles 30

Appendix 3. Military Service in the Athenian Empire Notes

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