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Authorial Comments in Thucydides  

Matthieu de Bakker

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter argues that authorial comments are an important tool of Thucydides’ historiographical strategy. As the comments interrelate with the longer authorial essays, the surrounding ... More

Campaign and Battle Narratives in Thucydides  

Edith Foster

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter reviews the campaign and battle narratives of Thucydides’ History. It discusses the structural role of campaign narratives in the History, and then focusses on the prologues, ... More

Characterization of Individuals in Thucydides’ History  

Philip Stadter

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
Thucydides presents the words and deeds of individuals chiefly in terms of their importance for understanding the war. He characterizes leading actors through their speeches, indications ... More

Histories (shi史)  

Stepphen Durrant

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
The Chinese tradition of historical writing is rich and complex. That tradition is outlined here from its earliest appearance in such canonical texts as Shangshu, Chunqiu, and Zuozhuan ... More

Historiography  

Sulo Asirvatham

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
The historiographical writings of Arrian, Appian, Herodian, and Cassius Dio pose interesting challenges to how we characterize Second Sophistic literature. With its ostensible goal of ... More

Historiography  

Brian Croke

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
This article traces the development of historiography in Late Antiquity. It highlights the delimited cultural circles where old and new forms of history writing were adapted and created ... More

Historiography and Biography  

Christina Shuttleworth Kraus

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
Like other genres in antiquity, the various prose forms of Roman historiographical narrative had certain formal attributes and aroused certain expectations. But just as it is impossible to ... More

Political Theory  

Joy Connolly

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
It is something of a miracle that Rome continues to exert influence on political thought in today's liberal egalitarian democracies. Roman political theory grew out of the experience of a ... More

Scale Matters: Compression, Expansion, and Vividness in Thucydides  

W.R. Connor

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
By examining variations in scale and techniques of expansion and contraction in Thucydides’ narrative, the essay identifies a mimetic principle in his writing—that the presentation of an ... More

Speeches  

Antonis Tsakmakis

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
The great number of set speeches in Thucydides’ work reflects the importance of the art of persuasion in his world, but also exhibits an awareness of the limitations of that art. Far from ... More

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