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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


The Grand Design

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Sicilian expedition. In every respect, at the end of 416, Alcibiades has good reason to be content with his life and confident about his future. Out of all this grew his ... More


Second Fronts: Success, Failure, and Implications

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

War colleges often discuss what are termed “peripheral operations.” Unfortunately, it is a poor term because it connotes secondary military operations using expendable or auxiliary forces. Yet, some ... More


The Scandals

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at two grave matters which erupted in Athens between when the Sicilian expedition had been approved and the day of departure. On a beautiful morning, it was discovered that all the ... More


In Asia Minor

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter addresses the defections of the islands and the cities of Asia Minor following the disaster of the Sicilian expedition which left Athens' empire badly shaken. The empire represented its ... 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


Athens, Sparta, and Persia

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the rise of Athens in the ancient world and its competitions against its rivals, Persia and Sparta. It argues that its democratic institutions were a key to its success. Athens ... More


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