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A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides von Lee, Christine (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 28.10.2014
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides

A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides offers an invaluable guide to the reception of Thucydides, with a strong emphasis on comparing and contrasting different traditions of reading and interpretation. - Presents an in-depth, comprehensive overview of the reception of the Greek historian Thucydides - Features personal reflections by eminent scholars on the significance and perennial importance of Thucydides' work - Features an internationally renowned cast of contributors, including established academics as well as new voices in the field Christine Lee is a tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis Maryland. Neville Morley is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Antiquity and Modernity (Wiley Blackwell, 2009), The Roman Empire: Roots of Imperialism (2010), and Thucydides and the Idea of History (2014), and co‑editor of Thucydides and the Modern World (with Katherine Harloe, 2012).


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A Handbook to the Reception of Thucydides

Notes on Contributors

Jo Brown is currently a research associate at the Open University, working with Helen King on the Hippocrates Electric project. Her research focuses on the modern reception of classical literature and history, particularly in relation to questions of gender and feminism.

Gregory Crane is both Professor of Classics and Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Tufts University. He has written on traditional classical subjects, particularly Thucydides, including two books on the historian: The Blinded Eye (1996) and Thucydides and the Ancient Simplicity (1998). At the same time he is a leading figure in the digital humanities, above all as Editor in Chief of the Perseus Project.

Ben Earley was a doctoral student on the Bristol Thucydides: Reception, Reinterpretation and Influence project, working on the reception of Thucydides in early modern France and England; he has a particular interest in the role of Greek history in conceptions of empire. He is currently a fellow of the British School at Athens.

Valérie Fromentin is Professeur de langue et littérature grecques at the Université Bordeaux-Montaigne. Her main research interests are in the Greek historians of Rome and the history of historiography in antiquity. She has published editions and translations of works by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Dio Cassius, and Plutarch, and numerous articles on them; she co-edited Ombres de Thucydide: la réception de l'historien de l'Antiquité jusqu'au début du XXe siècle (with S. Gotteland and P. Payen, 2010).

Sophie Gotteland is Professeur de langue et littérature grecques at the Université Bordeaux-Montaigne. Her research interests are in classical Greek rhetoric, the reception of earlier texts in the imperial period, and ancient historiography. Her publications include Mythe et rhétorique. Les exemples mythiques dans le discours politique de l'Athènes classique (2001), and she co-edited Ombres de Thucydide: la réception de l'historien de l'Antiquité jusqu'au début du XXe siècle (with V. Fromentin and P. Payen, 2010).

Emily Greenwood is Professor of Classics at Yale University. She has published widely on Thucydides and Greek historiography, including a book entitled Thucydides and the Shaping of History (2006). She is currently working on the theme of reading and writing life in Plutarch's Lives and Moralia and the reception of this theme in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Lorna Hardwick is Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at the Open University. Her publications in the field of classical reception studies include Translating Words, Translating Cultures (2000) and New Surveys in the Classics; Reception Studies (2003), as well as numerous articles. She is currently director of a research project on Classical Receptions in Late 20th Century Drama and Poetry in English.

Geoffrey Hawthorn is Emeritus Professor of International Politics at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books and articles on social theory, politics, and counterfactual history; most recently, Thucydides on Politics: Back to the Present (2014).

Jon Hesk is a Senior Lecturer in Greek in the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of two books: Deception and Democracy in Classical Athens (2000) and Sophocles' Ajax (2003). He has also published a number of chapters and journal articles on Homer, Greek drama, and Athenian oratory.

J. Carlos Iglesias-Zoido is Professor of Greek Philology at the University of Extremadura (Spain). His previous publications on Thucydides and historiographical speeches include Retórica e historiografía: El discurso militar en la historiografía desde la Antigüedad hasta el Renacimien

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