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The humanity of Thucydides, Clifford Orwin

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The humanity of Thucydides
Title
The humanity of Thucydides
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Orwin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thucydides has long been celebrated for the unflinching realism of his presentation of political life. And yet, as some scholars have asserted, his work also displays a profound humanity. In the first thorough exploration of the relation between these two traits, Clifford Orwin argues that Thucydides' humanity is not a reflection of the author's temperament but an aspect of his thought, above all of his articulation of the central problem of political life, the tension between right and compulsion. This book provides the most complete treatment to date of Thucydides' handling of the problem of injustice, as well as the most extensive interpretations yet of the speeches in which it comes to light. Thucydides does not merely display the weakness of justice in the world, but joins his characters in exploring the implications of this weakness for our understanding of what justice is. Orwin pursues this question through Thucydides' work and relates it to the historian's other leading concerns, such as the contrast between the Athenian way and the Spartan way, the role of piety in political life, the interaction of foreign and domestic politics, and the role of statesmanship in a world dominated by frenzies of hope, fear, and indignation. Above all, Orwin demonstrates the richness, complexity, and daring of Thucydides' articulation of these issues
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Orwin, Clifford
Index
index present
LC call number
DF229.T6
LC item number
O7 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thucydides
  • Thucydide
  • Thucydide, 0460? - 0395? av. j. - c
  • Peloponnesian War (Greece : 431-404 B.C.)
  • Greece
  • Grèce
  • Grèce
  • Greece
  • Human behavior
  • Comportement humain
  • Peloponnesische Oorlog
  • Redes
  • Rechtvaardigheid
  • Grèce
  • Comportement humain
  • Historiography
  • Human behavior
Label
The humanity of Thucydides, Clifford Orwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Prologue: The Athenian Empire as Freely Chosen Project: Pericles' Funeral Oration -- Ch. 2. The Outbreak of the War and the Problem of Blame. The State of the Problem. "It Is Right ..." "It Is Necessary ..." To the First Spartan Congress and the Speech of the Corinthian Envoys. Nature, Necessity, and Justice: The Speech of the Athenian Envoys at Sparta. The "Fifty Years" as a Commentary on the Athenian Speech. Unresolved Tensions in the Speech of the Athenians at Sparta. Through Spartan Eyes -- Ch. 3. Justice as Usual. Justice, Virtue, and the Duties of Alliance: The Speech of the Mytilenians at Olympia (3.9-14). Plataea and Thebes. The Justice of Sparta and the Athenian Thesis -- Ch. 4. Piety and Necessity. Piety, Necessity, and the Athenian Thesis: The Delian Debate -- Ch. 5. The Melian Dialogue and the Fate of Melos. Why a Dialogue: Speech and Context (5.84-89). Ought the Athenians Attack? (5.90-99). Ought the Melians Resist? (5.100-113). Spartan Neglect, Athenian Cruelty, Disaster in Sicily
  • The Envoys to Melos as Exponents of the Athenian Thesis -- Ch. 6. Melos and Syracuse. The Wisdom and Folly of Nicias. The Dialogue on Melos and the Mendacity of Euphemus. Athens and Mycalessus. The Folly and Wisdom of Nicias. Motive and Compulsion in the Sicilian Campaign -- Ch. 7. The Athenian Thesis Reconsidered: Diodotus and Hermocrates. The Mytilenian Debate. The Speech of Hermocrates at Gela -- Ch. 8. Domestic Politics. Plague. Stasis. Plague, Stasis, and the Periclean Vision. The Question of the Regime -- Ch. 9. Recapitulation and Conclusion: The Humanity of Thucydides -- Appendix 1: Thucydides 1.22.1-3 -- Appendix 2: Thucydides' Use of Prophasis at 1.23.5-6 -- Appendix 3: Thucydides' Presentation of the Demand for the Repeal of the Megarian Decree
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9780691034492
Lccn
94003111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30112024
  • (OCoLC)ocm30112024
Label
The humanity of Thucydides, Clifford Orwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) 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
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Prologue: The Athenian Empire as Freely Chosen Project: Pericles' Funeral Oration -- Ch. 2. The Outbreak of the War and the Problem of Blame. The State of the Problem. "It Is Right ..." "It Is Necessary ..." To the First Spartan Congress and the Speech of the Corinthian Envoys. Nature, Necessity, and Justice: The Speech of the Athenian Envoys at Sparta. The "Fifty Years" as a Commentary on the Athenian Speech. Unresolved Tensions in the Speech of the Athenians at Sparta. Through Spartan Eyes -- Ch. 3. Justice as Usual. Justice, Virtue, and the Duties of Alliance: The Speech of the Mytilenians at Olympia (3.9-14). Plataea and Thebes. The Justice of Sparta and the Athenian Thesis -- Ch. 4. Piety and Necessity. Piety, Necessity, and the Athenian Thesis: The Delian Debate -- Ch. 5. The Melian Dialogue and the Fate of Melos. Why a Dialogue: Speech and Context (5.84-89). Ought the Athenians Attack? (5.90-99). Ought the Melians Resist? (5.100-113). Spartan Neglect, Athenian Cruelty, Disaster in Sicily
  • The Envoys to Melos as Exponents of the Athenian Thesis -- Ch. 6. Melos and Syracuse. The Wisdom and Folly of Nicias. The Dialogue on Melos and the Mendacity of Euphemus. Athens and Mycalessus. The Folly and Wisdom of Nicias. Motive and Compulsion in the Sicilian Campaign -- Ch. 7. The Athenian Thesis Reconsidered: Diodotus and Hermocrates. The Mytilenian Debate. The Speech of Hermocrates at Gela -- Ch. 8. Domestic Politics. Plague. Stasis. Plague, Stasis, and the Periclean Vision. The Question of the Regime -- Ch. 9. Recapitulation and Conclusion: The Humanity of Thucydides -- Appendix 1: Thucydides 1.22.1-3 -- Appendix 2: Thucydides' Use of Prophasis at 1.23.5-6 -- Appendix 3: Thucydides' Presentation of the Demand for the Repeal of the Megarian Decree
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9780691034492
Lccn
94003111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30112024
  • (OCoLC)ocm30112024

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