Kinship in Thucydides Intercommunal Ties and Historical Narrative
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- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/17/2013
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Through close readings and contextualization of a variety of sources, Fragoulaki discusses the various ways in which ancient Greek communities could be related to each other (colonization, genealogies, belonging to the same ethnic group, socio-cultural symbols, political mechanisms, and institutions) and the largely cultural, emotional, and ethical expression of these ties. Through new readings of the History, such topics as Thucydides' narrative technique, his challenging silences, his interaction with other genres, and his intense engagement with Herodotus are dissected and discussed--offering a new appreciation of his unique contribution to historiography.