Thucydides Mythistoricus

by Francis MacDonald Cornford

Publisher: E. Arnold in London

Written in English
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  • Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.

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Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1965. xvi, 252 p. (on double leaves)

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 252 p.
Number of Pages252
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Open LibraryOL24151242M
OCLC/WorldCa18682605

Much of the best scholarship on Thucydides in this century, from Cornford’s Thucydides Mythistoricus through John Finley’s famous essays on Thucydides to Robert Connor’s famous “postmodern” Thucydides and Simon Hornblower’s emphasis on Thucydides’ emotional power, has constituted a reaction against the scientific, even cold.   History of the Peloponnesian War/Book 3. Thus the winter ended, and with it ended the fifth year of this war, of which Thucydides was the historian. 89 The next summer the Peloponnesians and their allies set out to invade Attica under the command of Agis, son of Archidamus, and went as far as the Isthmus, but numerous earthquakes occurring. This book is essential for the study of Thucydides. Its standpoint was a great novelty when it appeared in , and it has been read and quoted by practically everyone who has since had something to say on the subject. It is therefore fortunate that it is now available in a Kindle edition. Unfortunately though the abundant Greek quotations /5(2). CONCISE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MODERN SOURCES. All modern inquiry on Thucydides is based on A. W. Gomme, A. Andrewes, and K. J. Dover’s five-volume A Historical Commentary on Thucydides (Oxford, ). TheCommentary is much more than a running guide to the Greek text of Thucydides; in addition it serves as a philologically based history of fifth-century .

  Thucydides Mythistoricus by Francis Macdonald Cornford: argues “that Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War was informed by Thucydides' tragic view.” (Quote source) Thucydides: The Reinvention of History by Donald Kagan looks at the agenda Thucydides might have had by looking at deviations from other sources. in Thucydides VI-VII for EJK and MJK OF THE BOOK Thucydides Mythistoricus W. P. Wallace writes: "F. M. Corn ford maintained.. that Thucydides, in short, aimed not at historical accuracy, but at literary effect."' Most scholars today would take exception to Cornford's standpoint. But it is nevertheless a fact that historiography is not history, and. Book 3 Summary and Analysis. In the summer of BC, the Peloponnesian army once again invades Attica. As usual the Athenians do not provide massed resistance; though the Peloponnesians destroy large expanses of crop land Athens is not adversely affected by this to a marked degree—her financial empire and sea power allow for continuous supply by sea. Crete. Plutarch (cc CE): Life of Theseus [At MIT] Not history! Thucydides (c/c BCE): On The Early History of the Hellenes (written c. BCE) [At this Site] Reports of Minos and Knossos [At this Site] From Plutrach and Herodotus. Linear B [At Ancient Scripts]; Image files of the linear B script deciphered in by Michael Ventris and John Chadwick.

Excerpt from Thucydides Mythistoricus The title of this book needs a word of explanation, if not of apology; for to any one who is accustomed to think of Thucydides as typically prosaic, and nothing if not purely historical, the epithet Mythistorieus may seem to carry a note of challenge, or even of paradox. But the sense in which the expression has here been used is quite consistent with the /5(2). At the beginning of the twentieth century, Francis Cornford’s Thucydides Mythistoricus brilliantly showed that Thucydides’ view of the rise and fall of Athens was very similar to that of Herodotus and even Aeschylus—at some level, Herodotean forces operate in Thucydides’ History, just as Newtonian mechanics work perfectly well in.

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A book that started so well but had such a poor end. Thucydides Mythistoricus begins spectacularly with the assumption that Thucydides was a man of his times and he did not break with his cultural environment- he was very much influenced by the Aeschylian tragedy instead- and it proceeds to an eye-opening explanation of the causes of the Peloponnesian War - the /5.

This book is essential for the study of Thucydides. Its standpoint was a great novelty when it appeared inand it has been read and quoted by practically everyone who has since had something to say on the subject.

It is therefore fortunate that it is now available in a Kindle edition/5(3). Thucydides Mythistoricus [Cornford Francis Macdonald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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; The title of this book needs a word of explanation, if not of apology; for to any one who is accustomed to think of Thucydides as typically prosaic, and nothing if not purely historical, the epithet Mythistoricus may seem to carry a note of challenge, or even of.

Thucydides prefaces the introductory Book of his history with the statement that he has recorded the grounds of quarrel between Athens and the Peloponnesians, ‘in order that no one may ever have to ask from what origin so great a war arose among the Hellenes.’¹ Plainly he thought that his account, which follows, of the disputes and negotiations on the eve of the outbreak ought.

Get this from a library. Thucydides Mythistoricus. [Francis Macdonald Cornford] -- "Thucydides (/?ju?sddi?z/; Ancient Greek:?????, Thoukydídēs; c. BC) was a Greek historian and Athenian general.

His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war. Thucydides Mythistoricus. In this Book.

Additional Information. contents. View Citation; summary. This book falls into two parts: Thucydides Historicus and Thucydides Mythicus. In the first, Francis M. Cornford attempts to prove the inadequacy of Thucydides's account of the origins of the Peloponnesian War and develops a very different.

Thucydides Mythistoricus by Cornford, Francis Macdonald, Publication date Topics Thucydides, Greece -- History Peloponnesian War, B.C Publisher London: E.

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New York, Greenwood Press []. Thucydides (c. B.C. B.C.) (Greek Θουκυδίδης, Thoukydídēs) was a Greek historian Thucydides Mythistoricus book author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C.

war between Sparta and Athens to the year B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence /5.

First published in and reissued inthis is a fascinating study of Thucydides's History. Thucydides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C.

context, which was Pages: Thucydides Mythistoricus | Francis M. Cornford | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. Thucydides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C.

context, which was of a particular interest to Cornford. In this fascinating title, Cornford analyses the causes of the war as shown by Thucydides and other sources, and then goes on to comment on the : Francis Macdonald Cornford.

Book Description. First published in and reissued inthis is a fascinating study of Thucydides’s ides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C.

context, which was. item 3 Thucydides Mythistoricus by Francis MacDonald Cornford (English) Hardcover Book - Thucydides Mythistoricus by Francis MacDonald Cornford (English) Hardcover Book. $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first. Page - When the ships were manned and everything required for the voyage had been placed on board, silence was proclaimed by the sound of the trumpet, and all with one voice before setting sail offered up the customary prayers; these were recited, not in each ship, but by a single herald, the whole fleet accompanying him.

On every deck both officers and men. Thucydides is the author of one of the earliest and most influential works in the history of political thought. His subject was the conflict we now call the ‘Peloponnesian War’, the great war between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies, which lasted from to BC (with a break in the middle) and ended with the defeat of Athens and the dissolution of the Athenian empire.

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Thucydides (/ θj uː ˈ s ɪ d ɪ d iː z /; Ancient Greek: Θουκυδίδης Thoukūdídēs [tʰuːkyːdídɛːs]; c. – c. BC) was an Athenian historian and History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens until the year BC.

Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" by those who accept his claims to Notable work: History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides selects the occasion for the entrance of a principal character; the present instance shows an equal skill.

Alci­ biades5 first recorded exploit in public life was a dishonourable trick played upon an embassy from Sparta. Thucydides chose that this should be so, for reasons which we shall not be long in perceiving.

Thucydides Mythistoricus Francis M. Cornford. pages | 5 1/4 x 8 | 3 illus. Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors "An inspiring and commendable book."—.

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.

All works on ancient Greek History contain discussions of Thucydides, and an interesting criticism is that of J. Bury, Ancient Greek Historians (). Cornford, Thucydides mythistoricus (), sought to prove that the History is really only an historical tragedy, i.e.

a dramatized version of the facts, but this view has not been. The History of the Peloponnesian War (Greek: Ἱστορίαι, "Histories") is a historical account of the Peloponnesian War (– BC), which was fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens).It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian historian who also served as an Athenian general during the war.

His account of the conflict is widely. Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Home Collections/Texts Perseus Catalog Research Grants Open Source About Help. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue.

Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: book. The Thucydides Trap When one great power threatens to displace another, war is almost always the result -- but it doesn’t have to be.

By Graham Allison | June 9,AM. Chapter I The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it.

This belief. The First Book. CHAPTER I. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War. 1 THUCYDIDES, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it.

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