Thucydides

Thucydides

eBook - 1985
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This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories . Moving beyond other studies by its focus on the reader's role in giving meaning to the text, it reveals Thucydides' use of objectivity not so much as a standard for the proper presentation of his subject matter as a method for communicating with his readers and involving them in the complexity and suffering of the Peloponnesian War. W. Robert Connor shows that as Thucydides' themes and ideas are reintroduced and developed, the initial reactions of the reader are challenged, subverted, and eventually made to contribute to a deeper understanding of the war.

Publisher: 1984 ,
Princeton, N.J. : [1985, 1984] Princeton University Press,
Edition: Second print., with corrections
ISBN: 9781400820047
1400820049
9780691102399
0691102392
9780691035697
0691035695
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages)

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