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A Commentary on Thucydides, Volume 1: Books I - III by Simon Hornblower

By Simon Hornblower

This is often the 1st quantity of a two-volume old and literary statement at the 8 books of Thucydides, the nice fifth-century B.C. historian of the Peloponnesian struggle among Athens and Sparta. Exploring either the old and literary features of the paintings, this statement presents translations of each passage or word of Greek commented on and permits readers with little wisdom of the language to understand the element of Thucydides' paintings. Making obtainable the aspect of Thucydides' suggestion and subject material, this can be the 1st entire remark written through a unmarried writer this century.

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And rarely gives space to this kind of thing (ii. ioo on Archelaos is an exception). For him epya usually means political or military actions, as at i. 22. 2. , where it is suggested that Th. took the reaction against Hdt. too far. See further below on ovre etc. to. T€ Eepd: ‘the temples’ (cp. re lepois). The emphasis on temples is striking; cp. F. de Polignac, La naissance de la citegrecque (Paris, 1984), arguing for the importance of sanctuaries in the development of the city-state, but stressing rural not urban sanctuaries.

71-4, who remarks on the ‘double standard’ in Homer, and cites Odyssey, xiv. 85 ff. (Eumaios condemns marauders). 3. t u -rraXcuw xpoTrw: ‘the old practices’. The phrase will recur at ch. 10, to describe Kara KWfias or ‘village-based’ settlement; on both occa­ sions there is the implication that physical insecurity and unwalled settlements are signs of primitiveness: see n. on 2. 2 above on walls and polis-idcology. TTepC re A oKpous to u s 0 £6 Xas kcu A itw X ous kcu ’A K ap vav as: ‘among the Ozolian Lokrians, Aitolians, Akarnanians’.

Iaxucras: ‘naval ruler’. ’s only original contribution to the legend, although modern reference books cite Th. himself in the present ch. as authority for a number of the items which he here gives. ou xdpiTi to TrXeov: ‘not so much from goodwill’. ) the more honourable or sentimental motive is not excluded but is ranked as secondary. 4»op to: ‘from fear’. This recurs as the driving and underlying motive for a war at i. 23. 6, cp. 33. 3. ] believed in the case of the Peloponnesian War . . What was there to fear?

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