The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides - Oxford Handbooks (Paperback)
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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides - Oxford Handbooks (Paperback)

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Published: 16/10/2020
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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780190053178
Number of pages: 800
Weight: 1304 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 x 44 mm


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Overall, the volume is a useful survey of contemporary Thucydidean scholarship ... For libraries of universities offering courses in classics and ancient history. ... Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. * S. M. Burstein, CHOICE *
superb array of different approaches to a multi-layered work of history * Sean Sheehan, Dublin Review of Books *
...an invaluable resource that is sure to be a cornerstone of many academic treatments concerning Thucydides' historical, philosophical, political and literary contexts in the decades to come. * Jan Haywood, sehepunkte. *
There is much to admire about this volume. First of all, it includes the different (although sometimes overlapping) disciplines of ancient history, classics, and political theory, all of which have significantly different approaches to the same material ... the chapters do a thorough job of synthesizing decades of research into bite-size accessible units that both present the fundamental arguments for a beginner and offer new perspectives for the scholar ... It is an extremely impressive volume with a great deal to offer for both the undergraduate and the scholar alike. * Elizabeth Sawyer, Polis *

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