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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


Themistocles: constructions of motivation (Books VII–IX)

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/9780199231294.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' presentation of Themistocles' motives, taking as a test case the general's rhetoric and conduct at Andros (9.109-110) and after. It reconsiders the possibility of ... More


Thucydides on Themistocles: A Herodotean Narrator? ⋆

Wolfgang Blösel

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/9780199593262.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

For more than a century Thucydides' eulogy on Themistocles has been interpreted as a classic revision of Herodotus, who allegedly defamed the victor of Salamis. This chapter shows that Thucydides, ... More


Assassination

Richard Stoneman

in Xerxes: A Persian Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Xerxes's assassination in 465 B.C. at the hands of Artabanus, the commander of the royal bodyguard. Xerxes's authority at court had been weakened by his dalliance with his ... More


‘People Like Us’ in the Face of History: Cormon’s Les Vainqueurs de Salamine

Clemence Schultze

in Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279678
eISBN:
9780191707261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279678.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the French academic painter Fernand Cormon's Les Vainqueurs de Salamine (1887). It shows how the Persian Wars chimed at this time with a mood of nationalist revanche and ... More


Conclusion: Thucydides, an Athenian

Mary P. Nichols

in Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book concludes with a discussion of two digressions that Thucydides makes concerning Athens's past and their implications for his own freedom: the place of the supposed Athenian tyrant slayers ... More


Herodotus on Being ‘Good’: Characterization and Explanation

Mathieu De Bakker

in Fame and Infamy: Essays on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199662326
eISBN:
9780191799174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the question of how Herodotus explains success. What inborn qualities guarantee success? What makes one Persian King more successful than another? The chapter considers ... More


Pamela and Plato: Ancient and Modern Epistolary Narratives

A. D. Morrison

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/9780748680108.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses differences and similarities between ancient and modern epistolary narratives, comparing Richardson's Pamela, Goethe's Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, Laclos’ Les Liaisons ... More


Plutarch on Consistency and the Statesman

Laurel Fulkerson

in No Regrets: Remorse in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668892
eISBN:
9780191751219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668892.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

discusses a point that has been implicit earlier: a heroic figure, or even an adult male, can express remorse only with difficulty because part of the construction of adulthood in antiquity involves ... More


The Fall of Themistocles

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/9780199593286.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines accounts of Themistocles from favour, his ostracism, and exile. It presents the hypothesis that it was the news of the Persian decision to renew the struggle which set the scene ... More


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