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After Pericles: The Decline of Athens?

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers the notion that Pericles' death marked the starting point of Athens's decadence. In The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides asserts that the death of Pericles was a turning point in ... More


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


The Democracy’s Drive for Power, Glory and Gain

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the changes to Athenian democracy and society which contributed to a more aggressive pursuit of military, political, and economic goals. One such factor is Pericles, who would ... More


Naval warfare

Louis Rawlings

in The Ancient Greeks at War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056574
eISBN:
9781781700839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the nature of naval warfare in ancient Greece. It explains that concerted military action against enemy shipping by Greek communities does not appear to have been undertaken ... 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

Simon Hornblower

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199562336
eISBN:
9780191804403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199562336.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book is a collection of seventeen chapters on the great fifth-century BC Greek historian Thucydides; but other ancient Greek historians, notably Herodotus, also feature. The chapters are ... More


Thucydides and Plataian Perjury*

Simon Hornblower

in Horkos: The Oath in Greek Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675679
eISBN:
9781781380581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675679.003.0013
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In her study on Plataean perjury, Stephanie West raises important questions about Thucydides's treatment of religion. Invoking several contemporary tragedies, she argues that perjury was believed to ... More


Contemporaneity in the Past

Henry Rousso

in The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226165066
eISBN:
9780226165370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165370.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter traces similarities and differences with past methods of History from ancient Greece—Herodotus and Thucydides both infuse subjectivity and present influence into their writing—through ... More


Epidemics in Antiquity: The Moral Universe and Natural Causes

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

This chapter refutes present claims that epidemics in antiquity led to blame of the ‘other’. By assembling contemporary descriptions, explanations, and consequences of ancient epidemics, this chapter ... More


Early Greek Tyranny and the People

George Cawkwell

in Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199593286
eISBN:
9780191804557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199593286.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the emergence of the early Greek tyrants in the sixth and seventh centuries. It argues against the view of Aristotle and his latter-day satellites that, ‘the tyrant comes from ... More


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