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Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers an interpretation of the first 500 years of history writing as a moral-didactic genre, and argues that this does not invalidate ancient Greek historiography as history. In Part I, it ... More


Interaction by Design: The Greek City State

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Peer polity interaction, like many concepts recently under discussion in archaeological circles, is by no means the exclusive property of archaeology. One of the problems on which the model of peer ... More


Sicily in the Athenian Imagination:

Harrison Thomas

in Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus: New Approaches in Archaeology and History

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613670
eISBN:
9780748650996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter is concerned not with an episode in the history of events but with the imaginary history of those events, with the patterns into which events are moulded in the imagination of ... More


Pindar and kingship theory

Simon Hornblower

in Ancient Tyranny

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.003.0039
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores Pindar's construction of the good and bad ruler, and his ideas about the nature of kingship and the king's relation with the people. These ideas, worked out in practice at the ... More


Stock Situations, Topoi and the Greekness of Greek Historiography

Lisa Irene Hau

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on our surviving historiographic texts from the fifth to the first century BC : Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, and Diodorus of Sicily. Greek historiography dealt with ... More


Thucydides

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyses the moralising techniques and moral lessons of Thucydides. Using the moralising techniques found and analysed in Polybius and Diodorus as its point of departure, it discovers ... More


Thucydidean Themes: Democracy in International Relations

Christopher Hobson

in The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War and Transformations in International Politics Since 1776

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748692811
eISBN:
9781474416184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692811.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores existing scholarship on democracy in international relations, focusing primarily on the democratic peace research programme. The remainder of the chapter provides the ... More


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