Antonis Tsakmakis, Antonios Rengakos's Brill's Companion to Thucydides (Brill's Companions in PDF

By Antonis Tsakmakis, Antonios Rengakos

ISBN-10: 9004136835

ISBN-13: 9789004136830

This quantity on Thucydides, an important historian of the traditional global, contains articles via thirty major foreign students. The contributions disguise a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides' existence, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, ancient procedure and narrative innovations, narrative team spirit within the historical past, the speeches, Thucydides' reliability as a historian, and his legacy during the centuries. different issues handled contain war, faith, members, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technology, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives. the quantity goals to supply a survey of present traits in Thucydidean stories in an effort to be of curiosity to all scholars of historical heritage.

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THE NEW GENRE AND ITS BOUNDARIES: POETS AND LOGOGRAPHERS Aldo Corcella Since he wished to say, I think, that he was the most important historian, he gave his vote to his war. 70 (tr. Behr) 1. One of Thucydides’ contemporaries, Hippias of Elis, gained wide popularity in Sparta for the conferences he held “about the genealogies of heroes and men and the foundations of cities in ancient times and, in short, about antiquity (archaiologia) in general”; in Plato’s ironical picture, Hippias’ prodigious memory allowed him to display an impressive “knowledge of many things”, and the Spartans “made use of him as children do of old women, to tell stories agreeably (hèdeòs mythologèsai )” (Hp.

Thuc. 45. 74 Niebuhr (1827) 196–98, understood the meaning and significance of this phrase perfectly. His article, together with those (above-mentioned) of Lewis, who was an admirer of Niebuhr and translated him into English, is the most important on the history of the text of the Hellenica. 75 But note that metå tÚn pÒlemon opens up interesting possibilities as far as dates and times are concerned. 76 It is worth noting that t“ pol°mƒ t“de is not even there. It is clearly not a scholium: there is no conceivable reason why a scholium should look forward to the end and completion of the missing account.

5 The claim to “historical truth” was founded on the “theory” outlined in Fränkel (1973) 19 n. 26. On poets and truth, cf. Detienne (1967). 6 On the “panhellenic” catalogue of ships, see Giovannini (1995). L. West (2002). 8 On the epic cycle, see M. Davies (1989). 10 Tyrtaeus’ Eunomia contained a sketch of the Heraclids returning to the Peloponnese; in Mimermus’ Smyrneis the foundation of Smyrna and certain episodes in its history were probably narrated; Semonides’ Early History of the Samians is also likely to have been an elegy, as are Xenophanes’ Foundation of Colophon and Migration of Colophonians to Elea.

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