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Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Eleni Kechagia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Plutarch's philosophical work remained largely in the shadow of his celebrated Lives, partly because it was often dubbed ‘popular philosophy’, and partly because it was thought to be lacking in ... More


Thucydides and Herodotus

Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the fifth century bce who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography. This book ... More


Introduction

in How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075358
eISBN:
9780226075389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075389.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book describes the protection of myth saved by allegory, which was not eliminated by historians, philosophers, and theologians, but which made it possible to associate the most scandalous of ... More


Introduction

Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the close connection between Thucydides and Herodotus as interpreted by earlier classicists and ancient historians. It then describes how ... More


Structure and Meaning in Epic and Historiography *

Richard B. Rutherford

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores one aspect of historiography's debt to epic, and uses this as a basis for some comparisons and contrasts between Herodotus and Thucydides. It argues that Homer was inevitably ... More


Thucydides as ‘Reader’ of Herodotus

Philip A. Stadter

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter shows that Thucydides, like Herodotus, resolved to write a work that would bring out the role of human nature in historical events. He intended, however, to express himself even more ... More


Indirect Discourse in Herodotusand Thucydides ⋆

Carlo Scardino

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the phenomenon of indirect speeches on the basis of a number of examples from Herodotus and Thucydides, to determine their form and function in each work, and to arrive at a ... More


The ‘Rationality’ of Herodotus and Thucydides as Evidenced by Their Respective Use of Numbers ⋆

Catherine Rubincam

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Paul Keyser's recent article, ‘(Un)natural Accounts in Herodotus and Thucydides’, has challenged the modern anti-Dionysian preference for Thucydides with regard particularly to one aspect of the two ... More


Herodotus and Thucydideson Blind Decisions Preceding Military Action

Hans-Peter Stahl

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Obvious differences between Herodotus and Thucydides have been stated since antiquity, the younger historian being characterized as succinct (brevis) and always pushing himself ahead (semper instans ... More


Oaths: Theory and Practice in the Histories of Herodotus and Thucydides *

Donald Lateiner

in Thucydides and Herodotus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199593262
eISBN:
9780191752261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593262.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Weighing Thucydides' implicit (therefore, at best, only alleged) criticisms of — and homage to — his predecessor Herodotus demands comparison and examination of ‘normal’ institutions. Included oaths, ... More


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