A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides
Wiley Blackwell Handbooks to Classical Reception 1. Aufl.
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
Notes on Contributors viii Acknowledgments xiv Introduction 1Christine Lee and Neville Morley Part I Scholarship, Criticism, and Education 11 1 Thucydides’ Ancient Reputation 13Valérie Fromentin and Sophie Gotteland 2 The Renaissance 26Marianne Pade 3 The Speeches of Thucydides and the Renaissance Anthologies 43J. Carlos Iglesias-Zoido 4 Carving Up Thucydides 61Jeffrey S. Rusten 5 Thucydides as an Educational Text 75Oliver Schelske 6 On Translating Thucydides 91Emily Greenwood Part II Thucydides the Historian 123 7 Thucydides and His “Contemporaries” 125Ellen O’Gorman 8 The Thucydidean Clio between Machiavelli and Hobbes 141Francisco Murari Pires 9 The Reception of Thucydides in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France 158Pascal Payen 10 On Historical Time and Method 176Alexandra Lianeri 11 Thucydides in Nineteenth-Century Germany 197Klaus Meister 12 Thucydides in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries 218Jon Hesk Part III Thucydides the Political Theorist 239 13 Hobbes and His Contemporaries 241James Jan Sullivan 14 “L’historien des politiques” 261Ben Earley 15 The Straussian Thucydides 278Seth N. Jaffe 16 Realism, Constructivism, and Democracy in the History 296John Zumbrunnen 17 Thucydides and the Problem of Citizenship 313Gerald Mara 18 Thucydides and Democratic Horizons 332Christine Lee Part IV Thucydides the Strategist 353 19 The Reception of Thucydides in the History of International Relations 355Edward Keene 20 Thucydides and the Just War Tradition 373Cian O’Driscoll 21 Thucydides the Realist? 391Laurie M. Johnson 22 Thucydides Our Father, Thucydides Our Shibboleth 406Timothy J. Ruback 23 Thucydides in the Staff College 425Andreas Stradis Part V Thucydidean Themes 447 24 Thucydides and the Plague 449Helen King and Jo Brown 25 The Reception of Thucydides’ Archaeology 474Tim Rood 26 Thucydidean Concepts 493Lorna Hardwick 27 Thucydides, Science, and Late Modern Philosophy 512Thom Workman 28 Thucydides in Modern Political Rhetoric 529Elizabeth Sawyer Part VI Thucydidean Reflections 549 29 Why We Need To Read Thucydides – Even When “We” Are Only A Few 551Hunter R. Rawlings III 30 Why Teach Thucydides Today? (And If We’re At It, How?) 560Clifford Orwin 31 Everywhere Monuments of Good and Evil: Thucydides in the Twenty-First Century 568Gregory Crane 32 Receiving the Reception 579Geoffrey Hawthorn Part VII Conclusion 589 33 The Idea of Thucydides in the Western Tradition 591Neville Morley Index 605
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).
A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides offers an invaluable guide to the reception of Thucydides and his work. Through original essays by established and emerging scholars, this handbook explores the main strands of reception and the most salient contexts in which Thucydides has been read and appropriated. Thucydides’ influence has spread across many disciplines and sub-disciplines, including historiography, political theory, international relations and strategic studies. Essays explore these domains as well as other literary, cultural and historical contexts; contributors engage with a variety of extant interpretations while developing new approaches to Thucydides’ work. Chapters focus on different aspects of Thucydides’ writing; his role as a historian and his contribution to the development of historiography; his status as a political and strategic thinker; the influence of academic and non-academic readings of The History; and additional Thucydidean themes. The handbook concludes with personal reflections by eminent scholars on the significance and perennial importance of Thucydides’ work for this generation and for generations to come.
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