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Conclusion

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter argues that the ancient literary critics were right to see stylistic similarities between Pindar and Thucydides. Pindar's poetry, especially but not only his epinikian odes, ... More


Introduction to Part II

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This part of the book demonstrates an intertextual relationship between the prose of Thucydides and the poetry of Pindar and Bacchylides. This chapter attempts to justify the procedures followed, and ... More


‘Antiquarian’ Excursuses 1

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses antiquarian excursuses. It argues that it is to the excursuses in Thucydides, or some of them, that the myths in Pindaric and Bacchylidean odes correspond. These are not called ... More


Narrative and Speech Problems in Thucydides Book I

John Moles

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Thucydides' presentation of the pre-history and causes of the Peloponnesian War in his Book 1. It explores the interplay of various key-words in Thucydides' explanatory scheme ... More


Allusion and Contrast in the Letters of Nicias (Thuc. 7.11–15) and Pompey (Sall. Hist. 2.98M)

Elizabeth A. Meyer

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Similarities and verbal allusions that link the letters of Nicias in Thucydides (7.11-15) and Pompey in Sallust (Hist. 2.98M) prompt a comparison of the two men and their situations; but the ... More


Problematized motivation in the Samian and Persian logoi (Book III)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the way in which evidence from character and action, in the Histories, is not necessarily a guide to motivation; and how, despite the importance Herodotus places on nomoi, ... More


Novel poetics

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter four introduces the analysis of Chariton's poetics with an reconsideration of some remarkable characteristics singled out for one reason or another before: Chariton's general penchant for ... More


Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Mary P. Nichols

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides's thought. Through a close reading of his History of the Peloponnesian War, the book explores the manifestations of this ... More


Introduction

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter begins by providing background material on Greek athletics and the main epinikian poets, especially Pindar. It examines the curious parallels between modern attitudes to ... More


Could Thucydides have known Pindar and did he?

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the question of whether Thucydides may have known Pindar. It is argued that Thucydides had knowledge of the works of Pindar. Indirect evidence is seen in Thucydides' awareness ... More


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