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Money and the corrosion of power in Thucydides : the Sicilian expedition and its aftermath

Author: Lisa Kallet
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text discusses the themes of wealth and power in Thurcydides' account of the Sicilian expedition of 415-413 BC and the Peloponnesian war. The author focuses on Thurcydides' narrative techniques,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Kallet
ISBN: 0520229843 9780520229846
OCLC Number: 48363586
Description: 362 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Note on Translation and Transliteration Abbreviations Introduction Prelude: The Demonstration of Power and the Ambiguity of Expense in the Melian Dialogue 1. Optical Illusions: Wealth and the Display of Power in the Beginning of the Sicilian Narrative 2. Intra- and Intertextual Patterns of Failure: Herodotos, Homer, and Thucydides 3. Money, Disease, and Moral Responsibility: The Economic Digression and the Massacre at Mykalessos, 7.27--30 4. Periousia Chrematon, Gnome, and Leadership 5. The Financing of the Sicilian Expedition and the Economic Nature of the Arche: Thucydides and Inscriptions 6. The Problem of Money in the Ionian War Conclusion Appendix: trofAe, misyOw, and xrAemata in Book 8 Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Lisa Kallet.

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