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Sicily, Alcibiades, and the Liberation of Erōs

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/9780801453168.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Alcibiades's place in Thucydides's reflections on freedom by focusing on his advocacy of the Sicilian expedition during the Peloponnesian War. During the sixteenth year of the ... More


Mixed Realities of the West: Greeks and Non-Greeks

Maria Fragoulaki

in Kinship in Thucydides: Intercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697779
eISBN:
9780191758386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697779.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter investigates the kinship relations and identity dynamics between Greeks and non-Greeks of the West, from a postcolonial perspective. The relationship between Athens and Egesta receives ... More


Homecoming and Freedom

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/9780801453168.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Thucydides's account of the efforts of both Alcibiades and Nicias to return home once they leave Athens on the Sicilian expedition, along with the problems that their ... More


• The Years of the Peace (v.25–vi.7): The Unit of Action Changing

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/9780520241275.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Thucydides is using units of action in new ways and for a new end. This is an attempt to specify the details of how Thucydides' narrative technique changes as he moves into his account of the ... More


Divination and the ‘Real Presence’ of the Divine in Ancient Greece

Michael A. Flower

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter applies Robert Orsi’s concepts of ‘real presence’ and ‘abundant history’ to the study of ancient Greek religion, using divination as a case study. It proposes that we should take real ... More


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