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Kinship in Thucydides: Intercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative

Maria Fragoulaki


This book explores the relationship between Thucydides and ancient Greek historiography, society, and culture. Presenting a new interpretation of the Peloponnesian War and its historian, it focuses on the role of emotions, ethics, collective memory, and intangible factors more generally, in the context of political history and ethnic conflicts. Drawing on modern anthropological enquiries on kinship and the sociology of ethnicity and emotions, and on scholarly work on kinship diplomacy and Greek ethnicity, it argues that intercommunal kinship has a far more pervasive importance in Thucydides th ... More

Keywords: xyngeneia, relatedness, kinship diplomacy, historical narrative, intertextuality, colonization, ethnic conflicts, religion, ethics, anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Fragoulaki, author
Honorary Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck College London