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The City as Memory  

John Ma

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article shows how the work of physical construction of a city involved the creation of a history, an ideal past for the polis, which is owned by each individual citizen as much as the ... More

Dionysius of Halicarnassus on Thucydides  

Casper C. de Jonge

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
Thucydides was very popular among Roman rhetoricians and historians of the first century bce. The Greek critic Dionysius of Halicarnassus, however, criticizes Thucydides for his unnatural ... More

The Greek Heritage in Islam  

Gotthard Strohmaier

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the attempts of Muslim intellectuals to forge a kind of synthesis between Greek philosophy and Islamic thought, attempts that have parallels in the Christian and ... More

Hellenism and Modernity  

James I. Porter

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article argues that Hellenism is a controversial concept with a lengthy history, and which ultimately defies all attempts to give it definition. In discussing Matthew Arnold, it ... More

Hellenism in the Enlightenment  

Paul Cartledge

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article moves past the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and, in particular, to the French Revolution, which crystallized an important, if not fully understood, moment in the history ... More

Hellenism in the Renaissance  

Christopher S. Celenza

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article discusses Hellenism in the Renaissance, illustrating how humanist scholarship laid the foundations for modern philology and the later stages of classical studies. It points ... More

Indigenous Hellenisms/Indigenous Modernities: Classical Antiquity, Materiality, and Modern Greek Society  

Yannis Hamilakis

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Aug 2009
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Sep 2012
This article attempts to briefly highlight an alternative Hellenism, indigenous Hellenism as performed by intellectuals and state bureaucrats, politicians and citizens, and poets and ... More

Polybius and Sallust  

Nicolas Wiater

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter examines Thucydides’ influence on Polybius and Sallust. It demonstrates the various ways in which these two authors drew on and adapted the concepts, methods and ideas, style, ... More

Thucydides and Attic Comedy  

Jeffrey Henderson

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
The Attic comic poets, despite their focus on celebrities and popular culture, their portrayal of Pericles as tyrannical, and their one-sidedly elite and rightist partisanship, ... More

Thucydides and His Continuators  

Vivienne Gray

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter discusses the ways in which later historians completed the unfinished history of Thucydides. Cratippus (the author of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia), Xenophon and Theopompus all ... More

Thucydides and His Intellectual Milieu  

Rosalind Thomas

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
The chapter examines Thucydides’ intellectual milieu, concentrating on medical theories of the time, rhetoric, and especially the rhetorical use of theories of justice and self-interest. ... More

Thucydides’ Predecessors and Contemporaries in Historical Poetry and Prose  

Leone Porciani

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
The aim of this chapter is to discover, and to adopt, the perspective through which Thucydides himself observed the landscape of historical memory in the fifth century bce. In the complex ... More

Thucydides, Epic, and Tragedy  

Tobias Joho

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
Despite initially acknowledging the deep gulf between his concern with the truth and the fanciful compositions of the poets, Thucydides is strongly influenced by the examples of Homer and ... More

Thucydides, Procopius, and the Historians of the Later Roman Empire  

Conor Whately

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter discusses Thucydides’ influence on the historians of late antiquity, with a particular emphasis on Procopius. Topics include an overview of history writing in late antiquity; ... More

Writing with Posterity in Mind: Thucydides and Tacitus on Secession  

Cynthia Damon

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
Thucydides and Tacitus are both uncomfortable authors whose unsparing commitment to revealing the truth results in grim depictions of the amoral deployment of political power—power for the ... More

Xenophon as a Socratic Reader of Thucydides  

Paul Ludwig

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May 2017
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Mar 2017
Xenophon’s “continuation” of Thucydides’ history opens up a perspective on realism as it is found in the speeches and deeds of Thucydides’ Athenians. The Hellenica and, to a lesser extent, ... More

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