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Thucydides : narrative and explanation

Author: Tim Rood
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, ©1998.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyses the narrative technique of Thucydides, the historian of the war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC. It relates his shifting uses of various techniques to his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rood, Tim.
Thucydides.
Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98007982
Named Person: Thucydides.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Rood
ISBN: 9780198152569 0198152566
OCLC Number: 229991735
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 339 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
Part I Interpreting Thucydides --
1. Introduction: History and Literature --
2. The Analysis of Narrative: Pylos --
Part II Time, Perceptions, Knowledge --
3. Perceptions: Towrds Peace --
4. Misreadings: Book V --
5. Temporal Manipulation --
Part III Explaining Defeat --
6. Selctivity and Omission: Athenean Politics --
7. Athens and Sicily --
8. Nikias and Athens --
Part IV Explaining War --
9. Selectivity and Omission: Book I --
10. The Pentekontaetia --
Part V Continuity and Closure --
11. Continuity: Book VIII --
12. Conclusion: The Ends of History --
Appendix: Focalization and its (Dis)contents --
References --
Index of Passages Cited --
General Index --
Last Page.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Tim Rood.

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