A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-01-20
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides offers an invaluable guide to the reception of Thucydides, with a strong emphasis on comparing and contrasting different traditions of reading and interpretation.

• Presents an in-depth, comprehensive overview of the reception of the Greek historian Thucydides

• Features personal reflections by eminent scholars on the significance and perennial importance of Thucydides’ work

• Features an internationally renowned cast of contributors, including established academics as well as new voices in the field

Author Biography

Christine Lee is a tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis Maryland.

Neville Morley is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Antiquity and Modernity (Wiley Blackwell, 2009), The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (2010), and Thucydides and the Idea of History (2014), and co‑editor of Thucydides and the Modern World (with Katherine Harloe, 2012).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction 1
Christine Lee and Neville Morley

Part I Scholarship, Criticism, and Education 11

1 Thucydides’ Ancient Reputation 13
Valérie Fromentin and Sophie Gotteland

2 The Renaissance 26
Marianne Pade

3 The Speeches of Thucydides and the Renaissance Anthologies 43
J. Carlos Iglesias-Zoido

4 Carving Up Thucydides 61
Jeffrey S. Rusten

5 Thucydides as an Educational Text 75
Oliver Schelske

6 On Translating Thucydides 91
Emily Greenwood

Part II Thucydides the Historian 123

7 Thucydides and His “Contemporaries” 125
Ellen O’Gorman

8 The Thucydidean Clio between Machiavelli and Hobbes 141
Francisco Murari Pires

9 The Reception of Thucydides in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France 158
Pascal Payen

10 On Historical Time and Method 176
Alexandra Lianeri

11 Thucydides in Nineteenth-Century Germany 197
Klaus Meister

12 Thucydides in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 218
Jon Hesk

Part III Thucydides the Political Theorist 239

13 Hobbes and His Contemporaries 241
James Jan Sullivan

14 “L’historien des politiques” 261
Ben Earley

15 The Straussian Thucydides 278
Seth N. Jaffe

16 Realism, Constructivism, and Democracy in the History 296
John Zumbrunnen

17 Thucydides and the Problem of Citizenship 313
Gerald Mara

18 Thucydides and Democratic Horizons 332
Christine Lee

Part IV Thucydides the Strategist 353

19 The Reception of Thucydides in the History of International Relations 355
Edward Keene

20 Thucydides and the Just War Tradition 373
Cian O’Driscoll

21 Thucydides the Realist? 391
Laurie M. Johnson

22 Thucydides Our Father, Thucydides Our Shibboleth 406
Timothy J. Ruback

23 Thucydides in the Staff College 425
Andreas Stradis

Part V Thucydidean Themes 447

24 Thucydides and the Plague 449
Helen King and Jo Brown

25 The Reception of Thucydides’ Archaeology 474
Tim Rood

26 Thucydidean Concepts 493
Lorna Hardwick

27 Thucydides, Science, and Late Modern Philosophy 512
Thom Workman

28 Thucydides in Modern Political Rhetoric 529
Elizabeth Sawyer

Part VI Thucydidean Reflections 549

29 Why We Need To Read Thucydides – Even When “We” Are Only A Few 551
Hunter R. Rawlings III

30 Why Teach Thucydides Today? (And If We’re At It, How?) 560
Clifford Orwin

31 Everywhere Monuments of Good and Evil: Thucydides in the Twenty-First Century 568
Gregory Crane

32 Receiving the Reception 579
Geoffrey Hawthorn

Part VII Conclusion 589

33 The Idea of Thucydides in the Western Tradition 591
Neville Morley

Index 605

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