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The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
A Book

by Thucydides

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-04
  • Pages : 713
  • ISBN : 1416590870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

by Robert B. Strassler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides,Robert B. Strassler,Victor Davis Hanson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 707
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Landmark Herodotus

The Landmark Herodotus
The Histories

by Robert B. Strassler

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 953
  • ISBN : 1400031141
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.

The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
A Book

by Xenophon

  • Publisher : Quercus Books
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 579
  • ISBN : 9781849164771
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon's Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece. Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, a comprehensive introduction by David Thomas, sixteen appendices written by leading classics scholars, and an extensive timeline/chronology to clarify this otherwise confusing period. Unlike any other edition of the Hellenika, it also includes the relevant texts of Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, with explanatory footnotes and a table that correlates passages of the three works, which is perhaps crucial to an assessment of Xenophon's reliability and quality as a historian. Like the two Landmark editions that precede it, The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika is the most readable and comprehensive edition yet of an essential history.

The Ship of State

The Ship of State
Statecraft and Politics from Ancient Greece to Democratic America

by Norma Thompson

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008-10-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0300128053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This provocative and illuminating book provides a new perspective on the development of political thought from Homer to Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and Gertrude Stein (who is introduced here, for the first time, as a writer of political significance). Providing nuanced readings of key texts by these and other thinkers, Norma Thompson locates a powerful theme: that the political health of organized political communities—from the ancient polis to the modern state to contemporary democracy—requires a balance between masculine and feminine qualities. Although most critics view the Western tradition as a progression away from misogyny and toward rights for women, Thompson contends that the need for balance in the political community was well understood in earlier eras. Only now has it been almost entirely overlooked in our focus on surface indications of strict gender equality. Thompson argues that political rhetoric must once again promote the reconciliation of masculine and feminine forces in order to achieve effective politics and statecraft.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Ancient Greek Historian

by Robin S. Doak

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2006-07
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780756518752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learn about the life of this famous early historian.

The Life and Times of Thucydides

The Life and Times of Thucydides
A Book

by Jim Whiting

  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2010-09
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1612288790
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Greek world was ripped apart. A savage conflict known as the Peloponnesian War pitted many of the Greek city-states against each other. It dragged on for nearly 30 years and cost tens of thousands of lives. We know a great deal about what went on because a man named Thucydides wrote a book about the war. Called History of the Peloponnesian War, it was the first book of “scientific history.” Thucydides’ description of the war was based entirely on observation of events and an analysis of human nature. Unlike accounts by earlier writers, the gods didn’t play any role. Early in his book, Thucydides wrote that he believed it would be “a possession for all time.” His prediction proved to be correct. Historians, military officers, and many other people still read History of the Peloponnesian War for its insights into politics and human nature.

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues: Theory of war and strategy

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues: Theory of war and strategy
A Book

by J. Boone Bartholomees

  • Publisher : Defense Department
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This edition of the U. S. Army War College guide to national security policy and strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fifth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy's core courses: "Theory of war and strategy" and "National security policy and strategy." Like previous editions, this one is based on its predecessor, but contains both updates and new scholarship. Over a third of the chapters are new or have undergone significant rewrites. Many chapters, some of which appeared for years in this work, have been removed. Nevertheless, the book remains unchanged in intent and purpose. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner that the U.S. Army War College uses to teach strategy formulation to America's future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus, the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition continues the effort begun in the 4th edition to include several short case studies to illustrate the primary material in the volume"--Introd.

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom
A Book

by Mary P. Nichols

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2015-03-05
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0801455588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought.

The Lessons of Tragedy

The Lessons of Tragedy
Statecraft and World Order

by Hal Brands,Charles Edel

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-26
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0300244924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ancient Greeks hard†‘wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great†‘power peace and a quarter†‘century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable—so long as we regain an appreciation of the world’s tragic nature before it is too late.

Thucydides's Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition

Thucydides's Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition
A Student Commentary

by Martha C. Taylor

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2019-01-17
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN : 0806164131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best known for his account of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides (c. 454–c. 395 b.c.) was an Athenian general and historian. This valuable commentary addresses the most famous part of Thucydides’s narrative: the Sicilian Expedition (books 6–8.1), which resulted in a major defeat for Athens. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of Greek, Martha C. Taylor’s student-friendly text is the first single volume in more than a century to focus on the expedition and the first to include the Melian Dialogue (5.84–116), considered the “prelude” to the invasion. Many beginning readers of Thucydides require assistance with the author’s often difficult constructions. In her notes to the text, Taylor breaks down Thucydides’s convoluted sentences and explains them piece by piece. Her notes also explain the author’s many historical and literary references. In her in-depth introduction, Taylor provides students with all the information they need to begin reading Thucydides. She discusses what we know about the Greek author—and what we do not—and she analyzes his unique language and style. To place the Sicilian Expedition in historical context, she summarizes the events leading up to and following the Sicilian Expedition, and she examines important aspects of Athenian democracy, including Thucydides’s presentation of the Athenian boule, the city’s advisory citizen council. In addition to textual and historical commentary, this volume includes three maps; an appendix addressing the epitaph of Perikles (2.65.5–13), in which Thucydides appears to contradict his later presentation of the Sicilian Expedition; source suggestions for student term papers on relevant topics; and a general bibliography. Thucydides’s Melian Dialogue and Sicilian Expedition is designed for use with the Oxford Classical Text of Thucydides, which is available online.

Cross-Domain Deterrence

Cross-Domain Deterrence
Strategy in an Era of Complexity

by Erik Gartzke,Jon R. Lindsay

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-01
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 019090867X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The complexity of the twenty-first century threat landscape contrasts markedly with the bilateral nuclear bargaining context envisioned by classical deterrence theory. Nuclear and conventional arsenals continue to develop alongside anti-satellite programs, autonomous robotics or drones, cyber operations, biotechnology, and other innovations barely imagined in the early nuclear age. The concept of cross-domain deterrence (CDD) emerged near the end of the George W. Bush administration as policymakers and commanders confronted emerging threats to vital military systems in space and cyberspace. The Pentagon now recognizes five operational environments or so-called domains (land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace), and CDD poses serious problems in practice. In Cross-Domain Deterrence, Erik Gartzke and Jon R. Lindsay assess the theoretical relevance of CDD for the field of International Relations. As a general concept, CDD posits that how actors choose to deter affects the quality of the deterrence they achieve. Contributors to this volume include senior and junior scholars and national security practitioners. Their chapters probe the analytical utility of CDD by examining how differences across, and combinations of, different military and non-military instruments can affect choices and outcomes in coercive policy in historical and contemporary cases.

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians

Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians
Critical Studies and Sources

by Michelle Ballif,Michael G. Moran

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN : 9780313321788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alphabetically arranged entries on roughly 60 leading rhetoricians of antiquity detail their lives and writings and cite works for further reading.

The Poetics of Fear

The Poetics of Fear
A Human Response to Human Security

by Chris Erickson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2010-05-05
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 144111923X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Poetics of Fear looks at how fear is used for political purposes, focusing on the binary logic of 'this is the way things are, and there is nothing (else) you can do about it' -- a logic that underlies the realist tradition in international relations theory. The Shield of Achilles from Homer's Iliad is used as metaphorical analysis to look at what the politics of fear is, how it works, and how it can be resisted. It aims to provide a human response to human security matters. The work first shows how the Shield works to paralyze its audience. How can it be resisted? One response is to offer a warning about the hazards of bearing the Shield. After looking at thinkers such as Plato, Baudrillard, and Nietzsche, the work concludes with an examination of ekphrasis as a critical tool.With a unique and fresh perspective, The Poetics of Fear will be relevant to those interested in security studies and critical theoretical approaches to political science.

Radical Future Pasts

Radical Future Pasts
Untimely Political Theory

by Romand Coles,Mark Reinhardt,George Shulman

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2014-07-10
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN : 0813145538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional "state of the discipline" collections, this volume does not summarize the history of political theory. Rather than accept traditional ideas about the political past, the contributors reinterpret canonical and current texts to demonstrate fresh interpretations and narratives. Led by editors Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman, and inspired by the work of Peter Euben, the contributors both explore and exemplify the range and importance of political theory's different genres while concentrating on such themes as time and temporality, the politics of tragedy, and political movements and subjectivities. A groundbreaking volume featuring the best new scholarship in the field, this provocative book will be useful to scholars and students interested in political theory and its relationship to political practice.

Thucydides: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Thucydides: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide
A Book

by Oxford University Press

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2010-05-01
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780199803217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Reconsidering American Power

Reconsidering American Power
Pax Americana and the Social Sciences

by John D. Kelly,Kurt Jacobsen,Marston H. Morgan

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-12-05
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN : 0199097798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postcolonial studies, postmodern studies, even posthuman studies emerge, and intellectuals demand that social sciences be remade to address fundamentals of the human condition, from human rights to global environmental crises. Since these fields owe so much to American state sponsorship, is it easier to reimagine the human and the modern than to properly measure the pervasive American influence? Reconsidering American Power offers trenchant studies by renowned scholars who reassess the role of the social sciences in the construction and upkeep of the Pax Americana and the influence of Pax Americana on the social sciences. With the thematic image for this enterprise as the ‘fiery hunt’ for Ahab’s whale, the contributors pursue realities behind the theories, and reconsider the real origins and motives of their fields with an eye on what will deter or repurpose the ‘fiery hunts’ to come, by offering a critical insider’s view.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
A Book

by Ryan Balot,Sarah Forsdyke,Edith Foster

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-02-10
  • Pages : 773
  • ISBN : 0190647744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

Thucydides on Politics

Thucydides on Politics
Back to the Present

by Geoffrey Hawthorn

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-03-20
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1107039169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thucydides famously declared his work to be 'a possession for all time', and so it has proved to be, as each age and generation has seen new things to admire in it and take from it. In the last hundred years, Thucydides has been interpreted and invoked in support of many different positions in politics, political theory and international relations. Geoffrey Hawthorn offers a new and highly original reading, one that sees him as neither simply an ancestor nor a colleague but as an unsurpassed guide to a deeper realism about politics. In this account, Thucydides emerges as sensitive to the non-rational and the limits of human agency, sceptical about political speech, resistant to easy generalisations or theoretical reductions, and opposed to any practical, moral or constitutional closure in politics. The book will be of interest to students of politics and classics.