Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War
By (author) George Cawkwell
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Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War by George Cawkwell
Book DescriptionUnderstanding the history of Athens in the all important years of the second half of the fifth century B.C. is largely dependent on the work of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible. This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing original and controversial views of Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War; his misrepresentation of Alcibiades and Demosthenes; his relationship with Pericles; and his views on the Athenian Empire. Cawkwell's comprehensive analysis of Thucydides and his historical writings is persuasive, erudite and an immensely valuable addition to the scholarship and criticism of a rich and popular period of Greek history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415165525
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A selection of the most important papers of the eminent historian of ancient Greece George Cawkwell. Cawkwell focuses upon the history, warfare, and politics of the fourth century BC, and subjects the key ancient sources - Xenophon, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Demosthenes - to close scrutiny, revealing when they can be trusted and when not.
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Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War, Hardback (October 1997)
Understanding the history of Athens in the second half of the fifth century BC is largely dependent on the legacy of the historian Thucydides. Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible. This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing several controversial views.
History of My Times, Paperback (February 1979)» View all books by George Cawkwell
Details nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Presenting the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this title chronicles the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia.
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Author Biography - George Cawkwell
George Cawkwell arrived in Oxford in 1946 as a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar and, like the lotus-eaters, "forgot the way home". In 1949 he became a Fellow of University College, Oxford where he tutored in Ancient History until 1995. He is the author of Philip of Macedon (1978) and many articles in learned journals on the history of Greece from the eighth to the fourth century BC.
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