By Christine Lee, Neville Morley
A instruction manual to the Reception of Thucydides deals a useful advisor to the reception of Thucydides and his paintings. via unique essays via confirmed and rising students, this guide explores the most strands of reception and the main salient contexts during which Thucydides has been learn and appropriated.
Thucydides’ impression has unfold throughout many disciplines and sub-disciplines, together with historiography, political conception, diplomacy and strategic reviews. Essays discover those domain names in addition to different literary, cultural and old contexts; members interact with a number of extant interpretations whereas constructing new methods to Thucydides’ paintings. Chapters specialise in diverse facets of Thucydides’ writing; his position as a historian and his contribution to the improvement of historiography; his prestige as a political and strategic philosopher; the impact of educational and non-academic readings of The heritage; and extra Thucydidean topics. The instruction manual concludes with own reflections by way of eminent students at the value and perennial significance of Thucydides’ paintings for this new release and for generations to come back.
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There are numerous echoes of The Peloponnesian War in Isocrates’ political discourses, where the analysis of regimes, the relationships between Greek and the pan-Hellenic aspirations of Athens all seem to be drawn from the Thucydidean well, both in general reflections (gnōmai) and detailed explanations. As with Demosthenes, however, there is nothing that allows one to say with certainty that the orator took the historian for his model deliberately and directly; it is better to acknowledge “Thucydides’ real but diffuse influence in shaping Isocrates’ culture” (Nouhaud 1982: 117), and not to underestimate the importance of sundry intermediaries who certainly contributed to feed the orator’s thinking on matters such as Athenian imperialism and the crisis in democratic values which were widely debated at the time (Luschnat 1970: coll.
This is the reason why these writers were held up by teachers of rhetoric as models to be imitated by their pupils aspiring to a political career, as much as by those (often the same ones) who foresaw themselves writing history. 23ff = Patillon and Bolognesi 1997: 10ff ). 4–9). In these technical treatises Thucydides is celebrated above all for the qualities of his narration and for his descriptions. 28 = Patillon and Bolognesi 1997: 46–8). 21ff = Patillon and Bolognesi 1997: 50ff ) to a series of rewritings.
En annexe: Progymnasmata, Pseudo-Hermogène. Collection des universités de France. Série grecque 460. Paris: Les Belles Lettres. Pelling, Christopher. 2002. ” In Plutarch and History: Eighteen Studies, by Christopher Pelling, 117–41. Swansea: Classical Press of Wales. Pernot, Laurent. 2006a. L’ombre du tigre: Recherches sur la réception de Démosthène. Naples: M. d’Auria. Pernot, Laurent. 2006b. ” Cahiers des Études anciennes 42: 31–54. Raab, Hugo, ed. 1969. Hermogenis opera. Leipzig: Teubner. Reinsch, Diether Roderich.