A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides by Christine Lee, Neville Morley

By Christine Lee, Neville Morley

A instruction manual to the Reception of Thucydides bargains a useful advisor to the reception of Thucydides and his paintings. via unique essays by means of verified and rising students, this instruction manual explores the most strands of reception and the main salient contexts during which Thucydides has been learn and appropriated.
Thucydides’ effect 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 ancient contexts; participants have interaction with numerous extant interpretations whereas constructing new techniques to Thucydides’ paintings. Chapters specialise in various elements 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 effect of educational and non-academic readings of The historical past; and extra Thucydidean topics. The instruction manual concludes with own reflections by way of eminent students at the importance and perennial value of Thucydides’ paintings for this iteration and for generations to return.

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2012. ” In Thucydides and Herodotus, edited by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner, 345–78. Oxford: OUP. Schepens, Guido. 2001. “Who wrote the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia? ” Sileno 27: 201–24. Schepens, Guido. 2010. “Thucydide législateur de l’histoire? : 121–40. Spengel, Leonard, ed. 1854–6. Rhetores Graeci. 2 vols. Leipzig: Teubner. Titchener, Frances B. 1995. ” Phoenix 49: 189–200. Trédé, Monique. 2010. : 191–7. Yunis, Harvey. 1996. Taming Democracy. Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

We have no indication that anything similar happened with the version of Thucydides’ speeches, but it is conceivable that Heredia’s enterprise may have been instrumental in creating an early awareness of the History in humanist circles. The fact that it took more than fifty years before a new translation of any part of the work appeared may well be due to the difficulties of Thucydides’ Greek. If nothing else, Heredia’s translation may be said to herald one specific aspect in Renaissance interest in Thucydides, namely the focus on the speeches.

Rengakos, Antonios and Antonis Tsakmakis, eds. 2006. Brill’s Companion to Thucydides. Leiden: Brill. Romilly, Jacqueline de. 1988. ” Phoenix 42: 22–34. Samotta, Iris. 2012. ” In Thucydides and Herodotus, edited by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner, 345–78. Oxford: OUP. Schepens, Guido. 2001. “Who wrote the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia? ” Sileno 27: 201–24. Schepens, Guido. 2010. “Thucydide législateur de l’histoire? : 121–40. Spengel, Leonard, ed. 1854–6. Rhetores Graeci. 2 vols. Leipzig: Teubner. Titchener, Frances B.

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