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Greeks and Romans

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Following an analysis of the economic and ecological bases of society in the pre-Christian Mediterranean world, this chapter studies how and why the pre-Persian Greek pólis-world evolved — charting ... More


The Fruits of Empire

Alfonso Moreno

in Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents the evidence of Athens' economic exploitation of its Aegean empire in the fifth century bc, particularly the colonization of overseas territories and the division of land into ... More


Surrender in Ancient Greece

Paul Cartledge

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Ancient Greece comprised 1000 or so political entities at any time between about 600 and 300 BC. Wars between the Greek citizen-states were pretty much endemic, the most notorious and destructive ... 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


Foreign Policy II: The Peloponnesian War

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Peloponnesian War resulted in the loss of the Athenian empire and the loss of its revenues, and the democracy largely fell back on its own wealthy citizens and silver from the Laurium mines to ... More


. Life and Not-Life in Thucydides’ Funeral Oration

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines life and not-life in Thucydides' funeral oration. It notes that it seems customary, for those who delivered funeral orations in the orator's city, to “praise the one who made ... More


Pericles and Athenian Imperialism

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/9780691154596.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role that Pericles played in the establishment of Athenian imperialism. It asks whether Pericles tried to check the imperial dynamic or whether he acted as its catalyst, and ... More


Falling in Love with Athens: Donald Kagan on America and Thucydides’s Revisionism

Jeanne Morefield

in Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199387328
eISBN:
9780199345397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387328.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter interrogates Donald Kagan’s classical scholarship of the last forty years, focusing on the way Kagan shapes his narrative of Athenian rise and fall to tell the story of American ... More


Arming Slaves and Helots in Classical Greece

Peter Hunt

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

In classical Greece, the independent city-states fought many wars against each other. When the wars became intense, often involving large navies, states used every available source of manpower ... More


Under the Arkhē: The Cyclades in the Fifth Century (490–404)

Brian Rutishauser

in Athens and the Cyclades: Economic Strategies 540-314 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646357
eISBN:
9780191746246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646357.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes conditions in the Cyclades under Athenian hegemony of the fifth century. The formation of the Delian League ended the local operation of warships, local coinage, and local ... More


The Bases of Periclean Power: The <i>Stratēgos</i>

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/9780691154596.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines one of the bases of Pericles' political power: as military leader, which rests upon the office of a stratēgos. It first considers the institutional and military mainsprings of ... More


Yankee She-Men and Octoroon Electra: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve on Slavery, Race, and Abolition

David Lupher and Elizabeth Vandiver

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the writings of the eminent 19th-century American classicist Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, founder of the first graduate program in classics in the United States and apologist ... More


From the Peloponnesian War to the Iraq War: a Post-Liberal Reading of Greek Tragedy

Michiel Leezenberg

in Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, marked a historical rupture comparable to the 1989 collapse of the Communist Bloc in Eastern Europe. However, regardless of whether this event marks a ... More


Stories at the Limits

Norma Thompson

in The Ship of State: Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088175
eISBN:
9780300128055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088175.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the crucial element of the polis is its affinity for productive tension. The Greek discovery of the polis is premised not on exclusion but on tension, and when it falters, ... More


The Bases of Periclean Power: The Orator

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/9780691154596.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines another base of Pericles' political power: as orator. In Athens, a city rapidly moving toward democratization, persuasive oratory played a key role. Pericles was a master not ... More


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


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


Hellenicity in later Euripidean tragedy *

John Gibert

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter applies Jonathan Hall's distinction between 'digital' (ethnic) and 'analogic' (cultural) modes of Greek self-definition ('Hellenicity') to later Euripidean tragedy and finds that the ... More


• Introduction

Carolyn J. Dewald

in Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241275
eISBN:
9780520930971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241275.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Thucydides' voice was vital in articulating a certain difficult kind of reflection on the nature of communities at war. Meditative citizens of all political persuasions went head to head debating ... More


Siege 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/9780719056574.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the history of siege warfare in ancient Greece. The techniques of siege warfare began to develop once states such as Athens and Syracuse acquired the institutional, economic ... More


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