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By Christine Lee, Neville Morley

A instruction manual to the Reception of Thucydides deals a useful consultant to the reception of Thucydides and his paintings. via unique essays by way of confirmed and rising students, this instruction manual explores the most strands of reception and the main salient contexts during which Thucydides has been learn and appropriated.
Thucydides’ impression has unfold throughout many disciplines and sub-disciplines, together with historiography, political concept, diplomacy and strategic reviews. Essays discover those domain names in addition to different literary, cultural and historic contexts; participants have interaction with various extant interpretations whereas constructing new ways to Thucydides’ paintings. Chapters specialize in diversified points of Thucydides’ writing; his position as a historian and his contribution to the advance of historiography; his prestige as a political and strategic philosopher; the effect of educational and non-academic readings of The heritage; and extra Thucydidean subject matters. The guide concludes with own reflections by way of eminent students at the value and perennial significance of Thucydides’ paintings for this new release and for generations to come back.

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However that may be, we have evidence that Thucydides himself was being read early in the fifteenth century when interest in Greek studies began to gain momentum in Italy. 85). Vergerio’s letter is evidence of an attention to Thucydides’ Greek style which we shall encounter again. Leonardo Bruni, another student of Chrysoloras, imitated Thucydides in several of his works. Apparently he considered translating the History at an early date (see below). Later he exploited Pericles’ funeral oration as a source of topoi for his own 1427 speech for Nanni degli Strozzi (Bruni 1966; Cochrane 1981: 19; Fryde 1983: 26; Roberts 1987: 27) and he used Thucydides as a model for his History of the Florentine People in 1442 (Cochrane 1981: 3).

1854–6. Rhetores Graeci. 2 vols. Leipzig: Teubner. Titchener, Frances B. 1995. ” Phoenix 49: 189–200. Trédé, Monique. 2010. : 191–7. Yunis, Harvey. 1996. Taming Democracy. Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Zecchini, Giuseppe. 1983. ” Critica Storica 20: 3–31. 2 The Renaissance Scholarship, Criticism, and Education Marianne Pade Background: Byzantium and Medieval Italy Thucydides had been widely read and used by Greek scholars and writers during the Byzantine period, and he is frequently mentioned or quoted directly (Krumbacher 1897; Moravcsik 1958; Pade 2003: 109–11).

Byzantine historiography supplies many “plague narratives” where “linguistic” imitation of the Thucydidean model (literal quotation of whole phrases, lexical borrowing) is accompanied by a distancing from that very model, which is adapted, updated, even contradicted, to give a better account of the epidemic event being narrated, whose nature – origins and symptoms – are often very different those of the Athenian loimos of the fifth century BCE (the “plague” of Constantinople of 524 CE, described by Procopius of Caesarea in Book II of his Bellum Persicum; the “Syrian plague” of the end of the sixth century described by Evagrius in Book IV of his History of the Church: Reinsch 2006).

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