Thucydides and Internal War

Thucydides and Internal War

In this 2001 book Jonathan Price attempts to demonstrate that Thucydides consciously viewed and presented the Peloponnesian War in terms of a condition of civil strife - stasis, in Greek.

Author: Jonathan J. Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139428438

Category: History

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In this 2001 book Jonathan Price attempts to demonstrate that Thucydides consciously viewed and presented the Peloponnesian War in terms of a condition of civil strife - stasis, in Greek. Thucydides defines stasis as a set of symptoms indicating an internal disturbance in both individuals and states. This diagnostic method, in contrast to all other approaches in antiquity, allows an observer to identify stasis even when the combatants do not or cannot openly acknowledge the nature of their conflict. The words and actions which Thucydides chooses for his narrative meet his criteria for stasis: the speeches in the History represent the breakdown of language and communication characteristic of internal conflict, and the zeal for victory led to acts of unusual brutality and cruelty, and overall disregard for genuinely Hellenic customs, codes of morality and civic loyalty. Viewing the Peloponnesian War as a destructive internal war had profound consequences for Thucydides' historical vision.
Categories: History

Civil Wars

Civil Wars

Price, Thucydides and Internal War, 30–32. Plato, Republic 470b–c, in Collected Dialogues, 709. Plato, Laws 628b, 629d, in Collected Dialogues, ...

Author: David Armitage

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300149821

Category: Civil war

Page: 360

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A highly original history, tracing civil war, the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression, from Ancient Rome through the centuries to present day.
Categories: Civil war

The Tragedy of the Athenian Ideal in Thucydides and Plato

The Tragedy of the Athenian Ideal in Thucydides and Plato

316–326, and Price, Thucydides and Internal War, pp. 16–20, summarize the substantial discussion of the subject. For a review of the relationship of stasis ...

Author: John T Hogan

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ISBN: 9781498596312

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Page: 398

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This book shows how Plato's Statesman and Thucydides' presentation of the moral collapse in Athenian political discourse reveal many points of agreement between Plato and Thucydides.--Edith M. Foster, The College of Wooster
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Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Jonathan J. Price, Thucydides and Internal War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 277. It is surely no accident that Thucydides begins the ...

Author: S. N. Jaffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192524744

Category: History

Page: 256

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The cause of great power war is a perennial issue for the student of politics. Some 2,400 years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of Athenian power and the fear that this power inspired in Sparta which rendered the Peloponnesian War somehow necessary, inevitable, or compulsory. In this new political psychological study of Thucydides' first book, S.N. Jaffe shows how the History's account of the outbreak of the war ultimately points toward the opposing characters of the Athenian and Spartan regimes, disclosing a Thucydidean preoccupation with the interplay between nature and convention. Jaffe explores how the character of the contest between Athens and Sparta, or how the outbreak of a particular war, can reveal Thucydides' account of the recurring human causes of war and peace. The political thought of Thucydides proves bound up with his distinctive understanding of the interrelationship of particular events and more universal themes.
Categories: History

Thucydides Pericles and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides  Pericles  and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War

The Necessities of War. A Study of Thucydides' Pessimism. New York: Columbia University Press. Price,J. 2001. Thucydides and Internal War.

Author: Martha Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521765930

Category: History

Page: 311

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Thucydides, Pericles, and the Idea of Athens in the Peloponnesian War is the first comprehensive study of Thucydides' presentation of Pericles' radical redefinition of the city of Athens during the Peloponnesian War. Martha Taylor argues that Thucydides subtly critiques Pericles' vision of Athens as a city divorced from the territory of Attica and focused, instead, on the sea and the empire. Thucydides shows that Pericles' reconceputalization of the city led the Athenians both to Melos and to Sicily. Toward the end of his work, Thucydides demonstrates that flexible thinking about the city exacerbated the Athenians' civil war. Providing a thorough critique and analysis of Thucydides' neglected book 8, Taylor shows that Thucydides praises political compromise centered around the traditional city in Attica. In doing so, he implicitly censures both Pericles and the Athenian imperial project itself.
Categories: History

Josephus And Jewish History in Flavian Rome And Beyond

Josephus And Jewish History in Flavian Rome And Beyond

Most scholars trace this Josephan theme to Thucydides' classic treatment of civil war at Corcyra (3.82–84),63 and one even tries to interpret the War as an ...

Author: Joseph Sievers

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004141797

Category: History

Page: 454

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This volume focuses on the interplay between Josephus' Judean identity and his Roman context. After treating historiographical and literary issues, it addresses Josephus' presentation of Judaism and of historical "facts." A final section deals with the transmission of his works.
Categories: History

The Case for Greatness

The Case for Greatness

Imperial Ambition in Free Politics: The Problem of Thucydides' Alcibiades 1. ... Jonathan Price, Thucydides and Internal War (Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Robert Faulkner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030015027X

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This is a spirited look at political ambition, and particulary its good version, honourable ambition. Robert Faulkner contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as a determination to excel, good judgement, and a sense of honour, the very qualities that distinguish the truly great.
Categories: Political Science

Thucydides

Thucydides

Book 3: commentaries [325] Rhodes, P. J., Thucydides Book III edited with ... [337] Price, J. J., Thucydides and Internal War (Cambridge: Cambridge Select ...

Author: Jeffrey S. Rusten

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199206209

Category: History

Page: 519

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The latest in the Oxford Readings in Classical Studies series collects previously published essays which give a rounded picture of Thucydidean scholarship, with classic studies joined by recent interpretations. Introductory essays by Connor, Dover and Hornblower evaluate the move in the latter half of the twentieth century towards a more critical approach to Thucydides as a source, and a greater focus on the literary context of Thucydides' text. The main body of the volume is organised book by book, examining the key episodes and controversies in the work including Thucydides' authorial voice, his use of speeches, his relationship to Herodotus, his portrayal of the Athenian Empire, and of Pericles, the fate of Mytiline and the nature of Athenian democracy, the Melian dialogue and the Battle of Syracuse. Three closing chapters look at the reception of Thucydides and his influence on later political and philosophical thought.
Categories: History

Redeeming Thucydides Book VIII

Redeeming Thucydides  Book VIII

Pouncey, R.P. (1980), The Necessities of War. A Study of Thucydides' Pessimism, New York. Price, J.J. (2001), Thucydides and Internal War, Cambridge.

Author: Vasileios Liotsakis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110532098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Approaching Hegel s Logic Obliquely

Approaching Hegel s Logic  Obliquely

That the entire Peloponnesian War is a stasis is the thesis of Jonathan J. Price, Thucydides and Internal War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), ...

Author: Angelica Nuzzo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438472065

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Page: 454

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An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts. In this book, Angelica Nuzzo proposes a reading of Hegel’s Logic as “logic of transformation” and “logic of action,” and supports this thesis by looking to works of literature and history as exemplary of Hegel’s argument and method. By examining Melville’s Billy Budd, Molière’s Tartuffe, Beckett’s Endgame, Elizabeth Bishop’s and Giacomo Leopardi’s late poetry along with Thucydides’ History in this way, Nuzzo finds an unprecedented and productive way to render Hegel’s Logic alive and engaging. She argues that Melville’s Billy Budd is the most successful embodiment of the abstract movement of thinking presented in Hegel’s Logic, connecting Billy Budd’s stutter to the puzzlingly inarticulate beginning of Hegel’s Logic, “Being, pure Being,” identical with “Nothing,” and argues that the Logic serves as an especially appropriate tool for understanding the sudden violent action that strikes Claggart dead. Through these and other readings, Nuzzo finds a fresh way to address interpretive issues that have remained unresolved for almost two centuries in Hegel scholarship, and also presents well-known works of literature in an entirely new light. This account of Hegel’s Logic is framed by the need for an interpretive tool able to orient our understanding of the contemporary world as mired in an unprecedented global crisis. How can the story of our historical present—the tragedy or the comedy we all play parts in—be told? What is the inner logic of our changing world? “Angelica Nuzzo presents an original interpretation of Hegel’s Logic by representing it as a logic of action. This novel approach is supported by insightful readings of the literary texts she covers in the book.” — Andrew Cutrofello, author of All for Nothing: Hamlet’s Negativity
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Thucydides and Political Order

Thucydides and Political Order

Price, J. J. (2001) Thucydides and Internal War (New York: Cambridge University Press). Putnam, R. D. (2000) Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of ...

Author: Christian R. Thauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137527639

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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This book, the first of two monographs exploring Thucydides, consists of contributions by world-class scholars on political order, using the Peloponnesian War to explore the historiography and political development of the ancient world. These scholars analyze the original source material of the Athenian order and interpretations of such material.
Categories: Political Science

The Religious Aspects of War in the Ancient Near East Greece and Rome

The Religious Aspects of War in the Ancient Near East  Greece  and Rome

Ancient Warfare Series Volume 1 Krzysztof Ulanowski. and help Plataea's defenders, while blinding, ... J. Price, Thucydides and Internal War (Cambridge: ...

Author: Krzysztof Ulanowski

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004324763

Category: History

Page: 440

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This book, in minute detail, presents a polyphony of voices, perspectives and opinions, from which emerges a diverse but coherent representation of the complex relationship between religion and war in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome.
Categories: History

Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare

Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare

119–47; D. Lateiner, 'Heralds and corpses in Thucydides', The Classical World 71 (1977a), pp. 97–106 at 97–8; J. Price, Thucydides and Internal War ...

Author: Sonya Nevin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730671

Category: History

Page: 320

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The ancient Greeks attributed great importance to the sacred during war and campaigning, as demonstrated from their earliest texts. Among the first four lines of the Iliad, for example, is a declaration that Apollo began the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon and sent a plague upon the Greek army because its leader, Agamemnon, had mistreated Apollo's priest. In this first in-depth study of the attitude of military commanders towards holy ground, Sonya Nevin addresses the customs and conduct of these leaders in relation to sanctuaries, precincts, shrines, temples and sacral objects. Focusing on a variety of Greek kings and captains, the author shows how military leaders were expected to react to the sacred sites of their foes. She further explores how they were likely to respond, and how their responses shaped the way such generals were viewed by their communities, by their troops, by their enemies and also by those like Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon who were writing their lives. This is a groundbreaking study of the significance of the sacred in warfare and the wider culture of antiquity.
Categories: History

Brill s Companion to Thucydides

Brill s Companion to Thucydides

“Thucydides and the Cimonian Monuments”, JŒAI 31, 36–41. Price, J. 2001. Thucydides and Internal War. Cambridge. Pritchard, D.M. 1998.

Author: Antonis Tsakmakis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047404842

Category: History

Page: 968

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With contributions by thirty leading international scholars, this volume offers an up-to-date and in-depth overview of all current approaches to Thucydides’ History.
Categories: History

Thucydides a Violent Teacher

Thucydides  a Violent Teacher

This volume endeavours to explore the nature of the relation between historical reality and literary portrayal in Thucydides' historical work.

Author: Georg Rechenauer

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 9783899716139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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The work of Thucydides on the Peloponnesian War has not only decisively influenced our notion of history up until the present day; the complexity of his account also constitutes a particular challenge to philological and historical interpretations alike. Besides focusing on the political and military aspects, by virtue of its unpretentious, downright scientific perspective on historical events and their driving forces, this work set standards that have hardly been surpassed since. In the light of the remarkable sobriety with which Thucydides presents historical reality as a natural realm of existence beyond all theological, ethical or ideological embellishments, the history of thought and the hermeneutical implications behind this model of history are equally fascinating. This volume endeavours to explore the nature of the relation between historical reality and literary portrayal in Thucydides' historical work. New insights are provided from different perspectives on the question of how the contemporary 5th-century and the present-day reader is directed by the author as a violent teacher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Thucydidean Turn

The Thucydidean Turn

(Re)Interpreting Thucydides' Political Thought Before, During and After the Great
War Benjamin Earley. Toronto: University of ... Price, J. J. (2001), Thucydides and
Internal War, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pritchett, W. K., trans.

Author: Benjamin Earley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350123731

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The emergence of Thucydides as an influential political thinker in the first half of the 20th century has been astonishingly neglected by modern scholars. This volume examines how, why, and when the Athenian historical came to occupy such a prominent position in political discourse in the US and Europe today. It argues that in the years before, during, and after the Great War Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War was mined for the insights that it could offer into contemporary politics, and that it was also used as part of the justification for the academic and cultural relevance of Classics at this time of great political upheaval. Academic classicists and classically trained commentators were instrumental in this 'turn' in academic focus onto Thucydides' contemporary relevance. Among the former were several prominent figures, such as Francis Cornford, Gilbert Murray, and Enoch Powell, who attempted to find in Thucydides a dark depiction of human nature and the passions that drove politics to justify his contemporary relevance. The latter included International Relations scholars and journalists such as Alfred Zimmern, Albert Toynbee, and George Abbott, who 'turned' to Thucydides in order to better understand contemporary global and European politics. A final chapter demonstrates how this British 'turn' to Thucydides was received and reinterpreted in America on the eve of the Second World War.
Categories: Political Science

The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War

The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War

Citizens of Discord: Rome and its Civil Wars (Oxford): 105–118. Price, J. (2001). Thucydides and Internal War, Cambridge. Rantala, J. (2016).

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004409521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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The Historiography of Late Republican Civil War represents a close and coherent study of developments and discussions concerning the concept of civil war in the late republican and early imperial historiography of the late Republic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Silence and Democracy

Silence and Democracy

Athenian Politics in Thucydides' History John Zumbrunnen ... Price, Thucydides and Internal War, 39. of the Peloponnesians and Spartans, ...

Author: John Zumbrunnen

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271033587

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The role of elites vis-&à-vis the mass public in the construction and successful functioning of democracy has long been of central interest to political theorists. In Silence and Democracy, John Zumbrunnen explores this theme in Thucydides&’ famous history of the Peloponnesian War as a way of focusing our thoughts about this relationship in our own modern democracy. In Periclean Athens, according to Thucydides, &“what was in name a democracy became in actuality rule by the first man.&” This political transformation of Athenian political life raises the question of how to interpret the silence of the demos. Zumbrunnen distinguishes the &“silence of contending voices&” from the &“collective silence of the demos,&” and finds the latter the more difficult and intriguing problem. It is in the complex interplay of silence, speech, and action that Zumbrunnen teases out the meaning of democracy for Thucydides in both its domestic and international dimensions and shows how we may benefit from the Thucydidean text in thinking about the ways in which the silence of ordinary citizens can enable the domineering machinations of political elites in America and elsewhere today.
Categories: Political Science

Negotiating Civil War

Negotiating Civil War

Also discussion in Neff, War and the Law of Nations: A General History, 19; Price, Thucydides and Internal War, 67–72; Dawson and Dawson, The Origins of ...

Author: Henry Lovat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108753951

Category: Law

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Civil war has been a fact of political life throughout recorded history. However, unlike inter-state wars, international law has not traditionally regulated such conflicts. How then can we explain the post-1945 emergence and evolution of international treaty rules regulating the conduct of internal armed conflict: the 'Civil War Regime'? Negotiating Civil War combines insights derived from Realist, Rationalist, Liberal, and Constructivist approaches to International Relations to answer this question, revisiting the negotiation of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the 1977 Additional Protocols, and the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. This study provides a rigorous, critical account of the making of the Civil War Regime. Sophisticated and persuasive, it illustrates the complex interplay of material, ideational, social, and strategic factors in shaping these rules with important lessons for the making and unmaking of international law in a rapidly shifting international political, economic, and security environment.
Categories: Law