Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation

Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation

by Tim Rood, T. C. Rood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198152566

ISBN-13: 9780198152569

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, relating his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and showing how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes various truths about the human condition.

Overview

This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, relating his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and showing how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes various truths about the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198152569
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations x
PART I INTERPRETING THUCYDIDES 3(58)
1. Introduction: History and Literature
3(21)
2. The Analysis of Narrative: Pylos
24(37)
PART II TIME, PERCEPTIONS, KNOWLEDGE 61(72)
3. Perceptions: Towards Peace
61(22)
4. Misreadings: Book V
83(26)
5. Temporal Manipulation
109(24)
PART III EXPLAINING DEFEAT 133(72)
6. Selectivity and Omission: Athenian Politics
133(26)
7. Athens and Sicily
159(24)
8. Nikias and Athens
183(22)
PART IV EXPLAINING WAR 205(46)
9. Selectivity and Omission: Book I
205(20)
10. The Pentekontaetia
225(26)
PART V CONTINUITY AND CLOSURE 251(43)
11. Continuity: Book VIII
251(34)
12. Conclusion: The Ends of History
285(9)
Appendix: Focalization and its (Dis)contents 294(3)
References 297(16)
Index of Passages Cited 313(17)
General Index 330

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