Brill's Companion to Thucydides : Volume 1 of 2
The contributions cover a wide range of issues, including Thucydides' life, intellectual milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, historical method and narrative techniques, narrative unity in the History, the speeches, Thucydides' reliability as a historian, and his legacy through the centuries. Other topics dealt with include warfare, religion, individuals, democracy and oligarchy, the invention of political science, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives.
The volume aims to provide a survey of current trends in Thucydidean studies which will be of interest to all students of ancient history.
Brill's Companion to Thucydides was awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2007.
- Paperback | 948 pages
- 160 x 240 x 50.8mm | 1,559g
- 25 Jul 2012
- Leiden, Netherlands
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16 Jun 2015
Back cover copy
J. Roisman, Choice, 2007
".. an extremely rich avolume with very original contributions." Prof. D. Iakov in TO VIMA, April 2007.
"Ein imposantes, mit Bibliographie und Indizes (...) vorbildlich ausgestattetes Opus..." Mischa Meier in Historische Zeitschrift April 2008.
About Antonis Tsakmakis
Antonis Tsakmakis (Ph.D. Munich 1991) is Associate Professor of Greek Literature at the Department of Classical Studies and Philosophy, University of Cyprus. His research interests are Greek Historiography, Comedy, the Sophists, and Archaic Lyric Poetry, and his publications include Thukydides uber die Vergangenheit (1995). e also co-edited a volume on Aristophanes Birds (Athens 1996). He is a member of the Interim Governing Board of the Open University of Cyprus.