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

15. Price, Thucydides and Internal War, 30–32. 16. Plato, Republic 470b–c, in
Collected Dialogues, 709. 17. Plato, Laws 628b, 629d, in Collected Dialogues,
1229 (translation adapted), 1231; Price, Thucydides and Internal War, 67–70. 18.

Author: David Armitage

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385353090

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day. We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe to our present day. Defining the term is acutely political, for ideas about what makes a war "civil" often depend on whether one is a ruler or a rebel, victor or vanquished, sufferer or outsider. Calling a conflict a civil war can shape its outcome by determining whether outside powers choose to get involved or stand aside: from the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, pivotal decisions have depended on such shifts of perspective. The age of civil war in the West may be over, but elsewhere in the last two decades it has exploded--from the Balkans to Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, and most recently Syria. And the language of civil war has burgeoned as democratic politics has become more violently fought. This book's unique perspective on the roots and dynamics of civil war, and on its shaping force in our conflict-ridden world, will be essential to the ongoing effort to grapple with this seemingly interminable problem.
Categories: Philosophy

Interpolation in Thucydides

Interpolation in Thucydides

Careful analysis of the evidence for Hellenistic and Byzantine glosses, emendations and other notes interpolated into the text of Thucydides. A coarse but firm typology of the phenomenon, and clarification of many hard passages.

Author: Karl Maurer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004103007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Careful analysis of the evidence for Hellenistic and Byzantine glosses, emendations and other notes interpolated into the text of Thucydides. A coarse but firm typology of the phenomenon, and clarification of many hard passages.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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 and
the plague, see Clifford Orwin's “Stasis and the Plague: Thucydides and the ...

Author: John T Hogan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498596312

Category:

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 Narrative and Explanation

Thucydides   Narrative and Explanation

The book explores some techniques that have received little attention and offers new ways of reading others; it gives new insight into Thucydides' sophistication and the way he relates to his predecessors.

Author: Tim Rood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191588881

Category: History

Page: 352

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`War is a harsh teache' wrote Thucydides in the fifth-century BC. Rood analyses the techniques through which Thucydides' narrative explains the origin and course of the Peloponnesian War and exposes harsh truths about how individuals and states behave. Rood concentrates on how the use of techniques, such as selectivity, interaction of speech and narrative, and manipulation of time and perspective, points at one level to general human constraints, at another to the self-destructiveness of Athens' imperial power. The book explores some techniques that have received little attention and offers new ways of reading others; it gives new insight into Thucydides' sophistication and the way he relates to his predecessors. It is also important for its attempts to refute views that Thucydides' History is made up of different compositional strata or inspired by pro-Athenian bias. And it addresses directly the way modern historians use Thucydides, contributes to the contemporary debate over narrative history, and shows the value of applying some of the concepts of recent narrative theory to historical texts.
Categories: History

Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

But Hellas eventually did grow, and Thucydides links the kind of growth to the
quality of soil, specifically to the ... while such inner conflict courted outside
invasion (1.2.4).76 From the beginning of the History, internal war and external
war are ...

Author: S. N. Jaffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198716280

Category:

Page: 304

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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.
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The International Law of Civil War

The International Law of Civil War

"A title in the series Foundations of the Laws of War, Joseph Perkovich, General Editor. Reprint of the first edition.

Author: Quincy Wright

Publisher: Lawbook Exchange Limited

ISBN: 1584777214

Category: Law

Page: 452

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Originally published: Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, [1971]
Categories: Law

The Jewish Revolt Against Rome

The Jewish Revolt Against Rome

Particular statements and related key terms indicate that Jewish banditry, internal
war and power-corrupt Jewish ... of Biblical Literature, 2009), 24–28, connects
this with Thucydides' use of stasis as the concept that structures his history.

Author: Mladen Popovi?

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004216686

Category: History

Page: 472

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This volume brings together different disciplines, some for the first time, The contrubutions reflect on a wide range of literary, archaeological, documentary, epigraphic and numismatic sources and their bearing on the historical context of the Jewish revolt against Rome and on our own historical methods.
Categories: History

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration ...

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801467202

Category: History

Page: 420

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The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with an existing rival power made a clash between the two a certainty. Asserting instead that the origin of the war "cannot, without serious distortion, be treated in isolation from the internal history of the states involved," Kagan traces the connections between domestic politics, constitutional organization, and foreign affairs. He further examines the evidence to see what decisions were made that led to war, at each point asking whether a different decision would have been possible.
Categories: History

Thucydides War

Thucydides  War

118 Yet , Thucydides ' war , his war between Athens and Sparta and their
respective allies , and the growing host of associated ... See the very much
contemporary study , Jonathan J . Price , Thucydides And Internal War ( C . U . P .
, 2001 ) .

Author: Neil Morpeth

Publisher: Georg Olms

ISBN: UVA:X030197155

Category: History

Page: 348

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Categories: History

Thucydides

Thucydides

We naturally imagine him as living and working for some little time after the end
of the war , although with no more definite internal grounds than these . That
Thucydides took advantage of the break in the war Theory of Ullrich as after the ...

Author: Thucydides

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158001469641

Category: Greece

Page: 183

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Categories: Greece

Power and Structure in Thucydides The pre war period the first year

Power and Structure in Thucydides  The pre war period the first year

A Puzzle in Thucydides 1.18 . " Mnemosyne 50 : 665-676 . 2001. Thucydides and
Internal War . Cambridge . Pritchet , W. K. 1971-1985 . The Greek State at War I -
IV . Los Angeles . 1995. Thucydides ' Pentekontaetia and Other Eessays .

Author: Haruo Konishi

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030563002

Category: Greece

Page: 2439

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Categories: Greece

Thucydides book I Introduction and text

Thucydides  book I  Introduction and text

We naturally imagine him as living and working for some little time after the end
of the war , although with no more definite internal grounds than these . That
Thucydides took advantage of the break in the war Theory of Ullrich as after the ...

Author: Thucydides

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044074330457

Category: Greece

Page: 349

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Categories: Greece

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 Greek World 479 323 BC

The Greek World 479 323 BC

Pelling, C. (1991) 'Thucydides' Archidamus and Herodotus' Artabanus', in Flower,
M. and Toher, M. (1991) 120–142. Pelling, C. (ed.) (1997) Greek ... Price, J. J. (
2001) Thucydides and internal war, Cambridge. Price, S. and Thonemann, ...

Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136831256

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.
Categories: History

The History of Thucydides

The History of Thucydides

Prefixed, is an Entirely New Life of Thucydides: with a Memoir on the State of
Greece, Civil a Tucídides ... them , and so the city ( being at internal war , and the
Athenians lying in wait close at hand ) would be ruined , refused to receive him .

Author: Tucídides

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000005447565

Category: Greece

Page: 563

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Categories: Greece

The History of Thucydides

The History of Thucydides

Thucydides. should reach ) , and effected his passage to the vicinity of Megara
undiscovered by the Athenians , who ... so the city ( being at internal war , and the
Athenians lying in wait close at hand ) would be ruined , refused to receive him .

Author: Thucydides

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004347423

Category: Greece

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Categories: Greece