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Thucydidean Themes

Simon Hornblower


This book is a collection of seventeen chapters on the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides; but other ancient Greek historians, notably Herodotus, also feature. The chapters are arranged thematically, in three main parts (general; discussions of particular sections of the History; Thucydides' reception). Although most have previously appeared in print, many have been rewritten for this book. All are provided with prefatory material which reviews recent work on the topic. This volume exploits every available approach — historical, literary, rhetorical, onomastic, epigraphic, relig ... More

Keywords: Thucydides, Herodotus, Greek historian, Thucydides' History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562336
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Hornblower, author
Professor of Classics and Ancient History, All Souls College, Oxford

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