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

By Antonis Tsakmakis, Antonios Rengakos

This quantity on Thucydides, an important historian of the traditional international, includes articles by way of thirty top foreign students. The contributions hide a variety of concerns, together with Thucydides' existence, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, ancient strategy and narrative ideas, narrative harmony within the historical past, the speeches, Thucydides' reliability as a historian, and his legacy during the centuries. different issues handled comprise struggle, faith, participants, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technology, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives. the amount goals to supply a survey of present tendencies in Thucydidean reviews so one can be of curiosity to all scholars of old historical past.

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5). For Pouilloux-Salviat,48 Lichas, son of Arkesilaos, who appears as archon in Thasos in 398/97, and Lichas the important Spartan diplomat are one and the same person. 5 to cover a time lapse of at least thirteen or fourteen years. This raises the question of why exactly Lichas would have been in Miletus of all places at the time of his death. Maybe Jeanne and Louis Robert,49 were right in their assertion that the information regarding his death at Miletus and the Milesians’ refusal to allow him to be buried there “colle aux événements de 411 et non à un séjour postérieur qui n’est inventé .

22). 1–22). This introduction, moreover, seems clearly (from various pieces of evidence) to have been written in the light of the defeat of 404; in other words, in the form in which we read it, it was written after that date. This undermines the theory of a second introduction written by Thucydides himself. 32 This is the only translation that makes any sense. In Canfora (1970a) 123–26, I listed some of the odder translations suggested by modern commentators. 432 n. 1, came up with: “after my leading of a force with Amphipolis as object”, but this deprives strathg¤a of its usual associations with the magistrature.

Did he have no first-hand experience of these events in those years? 55 His writing, at least as regards the “first draft”, therefore kept pace with events as they unfolded, which meant that he was writing over an extremely long period of time. Furthermore, since it is highly probable that Thucydides died after Archelaus of Macedonia (who died in 399), he may have continued to write after the conflict had finished: a period of thirty-five years in total. 56 It is generally accepted that the account of the last seven years of the war is missing because it was never written.

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