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Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War.

Author: George Cawkwell
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2006. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Understanding the history of Athens in the all important years of the second half of the fifth century B.C. is largely dependent on the work of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible. This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing original and controversial views of Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War; his misrepresentation of Alcibiades and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cawkwell, George.
Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Cawkwell
ISBN: 9780203129708 0203129709
OCLC Number: 1055028880
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Thucydides and The Peloponnesian War --
Copyright --
Contents --
Preface --
List of Abbreviations --
1. Thucydides --
2. ' The Truest Explanation' --
3. Thucydides And The Strategy Of The Peloponnesian War --
4. Thucydides, Pericles And The 'radical Demagogues' --
5. Thucydides, Alcibiades And The West --
6. Thucydides And The Empire --
Appendix 1. A Note On The So-called 'financial Decrees' Of Callias, Igv52(=ml 58) --
Appendix 2. The Megara Decrees Of Plutarch, Pericles 30 --
Appendix 3. Military Service In The Athenian Empire --
Notes --
List of Works Referred To In Notes --
Index.

Abstract:

Understanding the history of Athens in the all important years of the second half of the fifth century B.C. is largely dependent on the work of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible. This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing original and controversial views of Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War; his misrepresentation of Alcibiades and Demosthenes; his relationship with Pericles; and his views on the Athenian Empire. Cawkwell's comprehensive analysis of Thucydides and his historical writings is persuasive, erudite and an immensely valuable addition to the scholarship and criticism of a rich and popular period of Greek history.

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