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The blinded eye : Thucydides and the new written word, Gregory Crane

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The blinded eye : Thucydides and the new written word
Title
The blinded eye
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Thucydides and the new written word
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Crane
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Thucydides, the patron saint of realpolitik, continues to be read in many fields outside of classics. Why did his History succeed in setting the pattern for future scholars where Herodotus's earlier Histories failed? In this fascinating study of the construction of intellectual authority, Gregory Crane argues that Thucydides was successful for two reasons. First, he refined the language of administration: Who was in charge? How much money was spent? How many people were killed? Second, he drew upon the abstract philosophical rhetoric developing in the fifth century, in which the state and the public, rather than the family and the individual, stand at the center of the world. Ironically, it was through deeply personal alliances that aristocratic Greeks had traditionally defined themselves and exerted power. Thucydides's discursive practice was therefore fundamentally incompatible with his ideological goals. Crane hypothesizes that the resulting tension may have been what kept Thucydides from completing his work
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1957-
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Crane, Gregory
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English with Greek extracts
LC call number
PA4461
LC item number
.C73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Thucydides
  • Thucydide
  • Peloponnesian War (Greece : 431-404 B.C.)
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Grèce
  • Grèce
  • Greece
  • Greek prose literature
  • Written communication
  • Prose grecque
  • Communication écrite
  • Greek prose literature
  • Historiography
  • Intellectual life
  • Written communication
  • Historiae (Thucydides)
  • Receptie
  • histoire (discipline)
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The blinded eye : Thucydides and the new written word, Gregory Crane
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
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xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780847681303
Lccn
95033520
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)33042077
  • (OCoLC)ocm33042077
Label
The blinded eye : Thucydides and the new written word, Gregory Crane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 277 pages
Isbn
9780847681303
Lccn
95033520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33042077
  • (OCoLC)ocm33042077

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