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This quantity on Thucydides, an important historian of the traditional international, includes articles by means of thirty prime foreign students. The contributions hide quite a lot of concerns, together with Thucydides existence, highbrow milieu and predecessors, Thucydides and the act of writing, his rhetoric, ancient process and narrative strategies, narrative team spirit within the heritage, the speeches, Thucydides reliability as a historian, and his legacy during the centuries. different issues handled contain struggle, faith, members, democracy and oligarchy, the discovery of political technology, Thucydides and Athens, Sparta, Macedonia/Thrace, Sicily/South Italy, Persia, and the Argives. the quantity goals to supply a survey of present developments in Thucydidean reviews so one can be of curiosity to all scholars of old historical past. "Brill's significant other to Thucydides used to be provided selection impressive educational name 2007.""

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A fellow-stratègos of Thucydides’, Nicostratus Skambvn¤dhw, belonged to the biographical obscurities and difficulties of composition 7 discoverer, used to be known as sthlokÒpaw, yet one interpretation of the term—Karl Reinhardt’s—is “falsifier of tombstone inscriptions”. thirteen in addition, the Kim≈nia mnÆmata that Polemon gave because the archaeological website of the tomb can merely confer with the burial, outdoors the town, of K¤mvn Koãlemow and his mares (Hdt. 6. 103), whom the sons of Peisistratus had killed in 524 bc. 14 For it to be believable that Thucydides and his son Timotheus have been additionally buried there—as Polemon maintains—it will be essential to settle for that down the years the whole lineage, together with Miltiades (son of the so-called Koãlemow) and his son Cimon, was once buried close to these mnÆmata. however it isn't really in any respect transparent that this was once the case. except the rest, we've an outstanding resource for the truth that Cimon used to be buried in Cyprus. 15 Marcellinus, sincerely following Polemon, observes that “[Miltiades and Thucydides] should have been comparable: actually no outsider is buried there” (Vit. Thuc. 17). even if, severe doubt is forged in this concept through the very means during which Marcellinus (or his resource) describes that tomb; he writes: “it is there that the tomb (tãfow) of Herodotus and Thucydides is mentioned (de¤knutai)” (Vit. Thuc. 17). the single attainable experience that may be attributed to this useful expression is that the tomb in question—a unmarried tomb: the Greek is sort of unambiguous in this point—must were a monument, evidently erected at a comparatively overdue date,16 designed to have a good time either fathers of background, Herodotus and Thucydides. the same monument during which the 2 historians are represented by way of a two-faced herma (a replica of a version it seems that courting again to the fourth century bc) is now within the Museo Nazionale at Naples;17 additional confirmation of the relationship among the 2 historians is located within the historical anecdote which info how the younger Thucydides used to be observed through his father, Oloros, to Herodotus’ public readings (Marcellinus, Vit. Thuc. 54). 18 related tribe (IV) because the historian, if certainly Thucydides used to be ÑAlimoÊsiow. As is celebrated, modern historians have mentioned comparable circumstances, that are mostly thought of unprecedented. thirteen Cf. Luschnat (1956) 139. 14 Cf. Wilamowitz (1877) 347; Stein (1894) 199, advert loc. ; Pasquali (1913) 178. yet even prior to Wilamowitz there's Krüger (1832) 85–86. 15 Plutarch, Cim. 19. five (quoting Naucrates, a scholar of Isocrates). sixteen it kind of feels actually that, ahead of Polemon, nobody was once conscious of its life. 17 Inv. 6239. in this cf. CIG, III, nr. 6065, the place prior variations are indexed; Arias (1966) 1029. 18 The anecdote is to be present in Photius, Bibl. ch. 60 and in Suidas, s. v. Youkud¤dhw (I/2, p. 721 Adler). It comprises all 3 of the characters named at the monument: Herodotus, Thucydides, and Oloros. eight luciano canfora in brief, the monument was once in all probability erected a few enormous time after Thucydides’ demise, while the “cult” of this grasp of historiography (considered beneficial of a spot at the pedestal subsequent to Herodotus) used to be already firmly tested.

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