Maria Fragoulaki's Kinship in Thucydides: Intercommunal Ties and Historical PDF

By Maria Fragoulaki

ISBN-10: 0199697779

ISBN-13: 9780199697779

This quantity explores the connection among Thucydides and historical Greek historiography, sociology, and tradition. offering a brand new interpretation of the Peloponnesian struggle and its historian, it specializes in the function of feelings and ethics within the context of political background and ethnic conflicts. Drawing on smooth anthropological enquiries on kinship and the sociology of ethnicity and feelings, and on scholarly paintings on kinship international relations and Greek ethnicity, it argues
that inter-communal kinship has a much more pervasive significance in Thucydides than has to date been acknowledged.

Through shut readings and contextualization of various assets, Fragoulaki discusses a few of the ways that historic Greek groups should be regarding one another (colonization, genealogies, belonging to a similar ethnic staff, socio-cultural symbols, political mechanisms, and associations) and the principally cultural, emotional, and moral expression of those ties. via new readings of the historical past, such themes as Thucydides' narrative procedure, his not easy silences, his
interaction with different genres, and his excessive engagement with Herodotus are dissected and mentioned - delivering a brand new appreciation of his exact contribution to historiography.

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