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The tragedy of the Athenian ideal in Thucydides and Plato

John T. Hogan (Author)
This book shows how Plato's Statesman and Thucydides' presentation of the moral collapse in Athenian political discourse reveal many points of agreement between Plato and Thucydides.
Print Book, English, 2020
Lexington Books, Lanham, 2020
lv, 317 pages ; 24 cm.
9781498596305, 1498596304
Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Stasis in Corcyra Modelling Revolution for Thucydides and PlatoChapter 2: Pericles: Aspiring Statesman in Thucydides, General and Sophist in PlatoChapter 3: Athenian Speeches in Book 1: Can the Athenian Empire Aim at Justice?Chapter 4: Democracy, Demagoguery, and Political Decline in Thucydides and Plato: The Debate between Cleon and DiodotusChapter 5: The Melian Dialogue & the End of the Political in the Statesman Chapter 6: Alcibiades’ Desire for Sicily in Thucydides and for Sexual Conquest in PlatoChapter 7: Harmodius and Aristogeiton and Political MythsChapter 8: Euphemus and Alcibiades: The End of the Athenian Logos Chapter 9: Alcibiades as a Traitor and Grand Version of MenoChapter 10: Nicias and the Failure in SicilyChapter 11: Revolution in Athens: Why Democracy FailedConclusion BibliographyAbout the Author