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The Resource Redeeming Thucydides' Book VIII : narrative artistry in the account of the Ionian War, Vasileios Liotsakis

Redeeming Thucydides' Book VIII : narrative artistry in the account of the Ionian War, Vasileios Liotsakis

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Redeeming Thucydides' Book VIII : narrative artistry in the account of the Ionian War
Title
Redeeming Thucydides' Book VIII
Title remainder
narrative artistry in the account of the Ionian War
Statement of responsibility
Vasileios Liotsakis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since antiquity, Book 8 of Thucydides' History has been considered an unpolished draft which lacks revision. Even those who admit that the book has some elements of internal coherence believe that Thucydides, if death had not prevented him, would have improved many chapters or even the whole structure of the book. Consequently, while the first seven books of the History have been well examined through the last two centuries, the narrative plan of Book 8 remains an obscure subject, as we do not possess an extensive and detailed presentation of its whole narrative design. Vasileios Liotsakis tries to satisfy this central desideratum of the Thucydidean scholarship by offering a thorough description of the compositional plan, which, in his opinion, Thucydides put into effect in the last 109 chapters of his work. His study elaborates on the structural parts of the book, their details, and the various techniques through which Thucydides composed his narration in order to reach the internal cohesion of these chapters as well as their close connection to the rest of the History. Liotsakis offers us an original approach not only of Book 8 but also of the whole work, since his observations reshape our overall view of the History
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Liotsakis, Vasileios,
Dewey number
938.05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Trends in classics
  • Supplementary volumes
Series volume
volume 48.
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  • Thucydides
  • Historiography
  • Greece
Label
Redeeming Thucydides' Book VIII : narrative artistry in the account of the Ionian War, Vasileios Liotsakis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-187) and index
Contents
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index locorum
  • Index nominum et rerum
  • Frontmatter
  • Foreword
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The revolt type-narratives and the account of Chios (8.1-24)
  • Chapter 2. The loss of prestige and recovery I: The echoes of Phrynichus' admonitions (8.25-107)
  • Chapter 3. The loss of prestige and recovery II: The retardation before the battle of Cynos Sema (8.25-107)
  • Chapter 4. The battles of Miletus and of Cynos Sema
Control code
on1001447870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110533088
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001447870
Label
Redeeming Thucydides' Book VIII : narrative artistry in the account of the Ionian War, Vasileios Liotsakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-187) and index
Contents
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index locorum
  • Index nominum et rerum
  • Frontmatter
  • Foreword
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The revolt type-narratives and the account of Chios (8.1-24)
  • Chapter 2. The loss of prestige and recovery I: The echoes of Phrynichus' admonitions (8.25-107)
  • Chapter 3. The loss of prestige and recovery II: The retardation before the battle of Cynos Sema (8.25-107)
  • Chapter 4. The battles of Miletus and of Cynos Sema
Control code
on1001447870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 201 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110533088
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001447870

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