By Christine Lee, Neville Morley

A instruction manual to the Reception of Thucydides bargains a useful consultant to the reception of Thucydides and his paintings. via unique essays via proven and rising students, this instruction manual explores the most strands of reception and the main salient contexts within which Thucydides has been learn and appropriated.
Thucydides’ impression has unfold throughout many disciplines and sub-disciplines, together with historiography, political thought, diplomacy and strategic experiences. Essays discover those domain names in addition to different literary, cultural and ancient contexts; individuals interact with a number of extant interpretations whereas constructing new methods to Thucydides’ paintings. Chapters specialize in diversified points of Thucydides’ writing; his function as a historian and his contribution to the improvement of historiography; his prestige as a political and strategic philosopher; the impression of educational and non-academic readings of The background; and extra Thucydidean issues. The instruction manual concludes with own reflections by means of eminent students at the value and perennial value of Thucydides’ paintings for this new release and for generations to come back.

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The Use and Abuse of History. London: Chatto & Windus. Fœrster, Richard and Eberhard Richtsteig, eds. 1929. Choricii Gazaei opera. Leipzig: Teubner. Fromentin, Valérie. 2010. “Philistos de Syracuse, imitateur de Thucydide? : 105–18. Fromentin, Valérie, Sophie Gotteland, and Pascal Payen, eds. 2010. Ombres de Thucydide: la réception de l’historien depuis l’Antiquité jusqu’au début du XXe siècle. Bordeaux: Ausonius. J. Larmour. 1994. 2: 1448–509. Berlin: De Gruyter. Gotteland, Sophie. 2010. : 35–50.

The Renaissance 33 Scholarship: Editions Textual scholarship on Thucydides began in Italy half a century after the first Latin translation was published. Although a relatively large number of Greek manuscripts of the History seems to have been circulating in Italy during the fifteenth century (Fryde 1983: 24–5), they contain little evidence that Italian readers attempted work on the text itself. This changed when Aldo Manuzio prepared the editio princeps of the Greek text which was published in Venice in 1502.

Thus Thucydides rapidly became and remained throughout antiquity a tutelary figure who, even outside the single genre of historiography, besides other things deeply informed the thinking and the creative processes of Greek and Latin authors. Equally he very quickly came to influence critics’ interpretation of these works. The difficulties which any investigation of the reception of Thucydides runs into are essentially of two sorts. On the one hand it is relatively easy to list the “Thucydidisms” in an author, but often much trickier to explain the reasons for these borrowings and their objectives: why and with what aim does a writer from antiquity choose to quote Thucydides, usually without naming him, or to imitate him, usually without saying so?

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