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Thucydides W. Robert Connor

Thucydides

W. Robert Connor

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ISBN : 9780691102399
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280 pages
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This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond other studies by its focus on theMoreThis full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond other studies by its focus on the readers role in giving meaning to the text, it reveals Thucydides use of objectivity not so much as a standard for the proper presentation of his subject matter as a method for communicating with his readers and involving them in the complexity and suffering of the Peloponnesian War. W. Robert Connor shows that as Thucydides themes and ideas are reintroduced and developed, the initial reactions of the reader are challenged, subverted, and eventually made to contribute to a deeper understanding of the war.