"...a solid contribution to Thucydidean scholarship..." BMCR
"...this is a thought-provoking book with many valuable insights and individual readings. Just as importantly, Taylor successfully demonstrates that the city is a key concept for understanding Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War. Highly recommended." Choice
In this interesting and original book, Taylor argues that Thucydides offers an extensive critique of Pericles' "radical redefinition" of the city of Athens, by which she means his vision of the city as divorced from its physical entity and re-conceptualized as the empire, dependent on its fleet."
Frances Pownall, Mouseion