Thucydides: Man's Place in History

Thucydides: Man's Place in History

by H.-P. Stahl
     
 

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Stahl's classic book on Thucydides, here in English for the first time, penetrates as few others to the Greek writer's deepest interests. Stahl reveals Thucydides' work as a study in the fallibility of human projections. Above all, Thucydides is shown as interested in tracking how optimistic plans lead to irremediable suffering in the field of foreign policy. For

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Stahl's classic book on Thucydides, here in English for the first time, penetrates as few others to the Greek writer's deepest interests. Stahl reveals Thucydides' work as a study in the fallibility of human projections. Above all, Thucydides is shown as interested in tracking how optimistic plans lead to irremediable suffering in the field of foreign policy. For this new edition, the original has been revised and enlarged by two chapters which reflect the author's subsequent work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905125326
Publisher:
Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Hans-Peter Stahl is one of the most distinguished contemporary writers on classical literature. An authority on both Greece and Rome, his particular achievement is to reveal the logic of writers, imaginative and factual alike, in the political sphere. Author of numerous studies of the Greek classical period, Stahl has also written Propertius, 'Love' and 'War': Individual and state under Augustus (University of California Press), and is editor of Vergil's Aeneid: Augustan epic and political context (Classical Press of Wales). He is at present preparing a major new study of Vergil.

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