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The political thought of Herodotus and Thucydides

Perley John Whitten

The political thought of Herodotus and Thucydides

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Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University, 1949.

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Paginationiii, 183 p.
Number of Pages183
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Open LibraryOL25602094M


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Three decades in the making, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive histories of political philosophy in nearly a century. Both a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three thousand years, On Politics thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in Book by: Finally, rather than being seen as inadequately discriminating in his accounts of political history when compared to the contemporary Athenian historian and shrewd political analyst, Thucydides, Herodotus is now credited with a much broader conception, and hence by current standards, much more satisfying view of politics than Thucydides.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought - edited by Christopher Rowe May Herodotus, Thucydides and the sophists. from THE BEGINNINGS By Richard Winton, Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's by: 7. Herodotus, Political Thought, and the Meaning of History the emergence of political and rhetorical theory in roughly the last third of the fifth century.

Let me begin with a few examples that seem to me characteristic of Herodotus' way of political thinking. II In. Thucydides' classic work is a foundational text in the history of Western political thought. His narrative of the great war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC is now seen as a highly sophisticated study of the nature of political power itself: its exercise and effects, its agents and victims, and the arguments through which it is defended and by: This banner text can have markup.

web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Although he is not ordinarily interpreted as a philosopher, Thucydides enters into conversation with the canonical political philosophers by engaging with the question of the good life lived within a well-ordered society.

Displaying the conceptions of the good society presented by leading Athenians and Spartans, Thucydides emphasizes their illusory, self-destructive : Ryan Balot. This edited collection looks at two of the most important ancient Greek historians living in the 5th Century BCE who are considered to be the founders of the western tradition of historiography.

Thucydides and Herodotus examines the relevant relationship between these historians which is considered, especially nowadays, by historians and philologists to be more significant than previously. Herodotus’ only book, known to posterity as the Histories, is the first complete, extant prose work from the great intellectual flourishing of fifth-century Greece; Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War is the second.

Introduction. Herodotus wrote only one book, known today as the Histories. For those The political thought of Herodotus and Thucydides book need of a quick recap, Herodotus was born circa BC into a sophisticated family in the Persian-loyal city-state of Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum, Turkey).

Having grown up with a privileged background, a good education and a window to the outside world, it should not be surprising that Herodotus became the traveller and chronicler he did. Hello everyone - this is the beginning of the survey discussion of political thought and theory from Herodotus to the present day.

There is a table of contents and a syllabus. This discussion will last a year and we will use the two volume Ryan book - On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present. After fits and starts, I have put this book down for another day - although I did complete volume 1 and a good chunk of volume 2.

On Politics: A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan s a magisterial work that brings together some of the great thinkers in Western political philosophy, and summarizes their points, and the history behind them/5.

In respect of the political theory the most interesting in the History of Herodotus is: firstly, the conversation of the three noble Persians, who discuss the six basic types of political order and organization of power-and-submission in a state or city-state (in book ІІІ, ), which becomes a paradigm for the nextFile Size: KB.

The History Of The Peloponnesian War () About book: Thucydides sounds surprisingly modern for a writer who lived 2, years ago. He provides a record of over 21 years in strict chronological order and describes the interests of the two sides with more objective fairness than can be expected today from modern journalists (especially the TV kind).

Read "Book review: Thucydides and Herodotus, written by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner, Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought" on DeepDyve, the largest online rental service for scholarly research with thousands of academic publications available at your fingertips.

Three decades in the making, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive histories of political philosophy in nearly a a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three thousand years, On Politics thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in Book II.

Buy On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present (2 Vol. Set) Slp by Ryan, Alan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. /5(69). Linderborg, O.

Herodotus and the Origins of Political Philosophy. The Beginnings of Included is also a reading of the Mytilenean Debate of Thucydides’ Book III, igins of Political Philosophy through the Histories of Herodotus 9 Ancient political thought and the failure of neoliberalism 9.

Ancient Political Thought—Thucydides In: Philosophy and Psychology Herodotus living years before Plato never mentions Atlantis and Herodotus wrote much about the real and fictitious history of the known world of his time. Thucydides 5th century B.C. book about the history of Athens makes no mention of its conflict with and defeat.

Thucydides (/θjuːˈsɪdɨdiːz/; Ancient Greek: Θουκυδίδης, Thoukudídēs; c. – c. BC) was a Greek historian and Athenian general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year BC.

Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" because of his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis. David Bolotin, "Thucydides" in History of Political Philosophy, Eds.

Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, Excerpt: “Thucydides is the author of a single book, The War of the Peloponnesians and the is not generally thought of as a political philosopher, and for obvious and weighty reasons.

"Herodotus, political history and political thought" in C. Dewald and J. Marincola eds. The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, "Revelry and Riot in Archaic Megara: Democratic Disorder or Ritual Reversal?" Journal of Hellenic Studies () While many political realists trace their conception of historical inquiry to Thucydides, this article shows how Herodotus can offer a more realist approach to political phenomena.

Herodotus. Thucydides is on a roll these days. The ancient Greek historian of the Peloponnesian War, who lived almost 2, years ago, makes the title of Graham Allison’s prominent new volume, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap.

The great historian merits this because his analysis of the causes of the ancient war between the Athenians and the Spartans. Herodotus, Politics and Athenian Democracy Brad Martin, Xavier University* As is widely accepted by scholars, much of the Western philosophies have roots in ancient Greece.

Among the most influential ancient Greek figures is the “Father of History,” Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who chronicled the history of the Persian Wars.

Alan Ryan was warden of New College, Oxford University, where he was a professor of political theory. He is the author of John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism, Bertrand Russell: A Political Life, and On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present/5(67).

Herodotus (/ h ɪ ˈ r ɒ d ə t ə s /; Ancient Greek: Ἡρόδοτος, Hēródotos, Attic Greek pronunciation: []; c. – c. BC) was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey).He is known for having written the book The Histories (Greek: Ἱστορίαι Historíai), a detailed record of his "inquiry Born: c.

BC, Halicarnassus, Caria, Asia. Culture > Books > Reviews On Politics: A history of political thought from Herodotus to the present, By Alan Ryan. As cynical voters scorn politics, this epic survey reminds us why its ideals. Kagan (, 66) discusses the constitutional debate in regard to Athenian democratic political thought, but takes other passages from Herodotus as representative of Author: Sara Forsdyke.

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All. Let’s talk about the books you’ve chosen to better understand Thucydides and his time. The first book on your list is by Vincent Azoulay, and it’s called Pericles of Athens. Pericles was a general, the leader we most associate with Athens’ golden age, but he ended up dying of plague before the end of the Peloponnesian War.

As Thucydides tells his readers at the beginning of the work, it contains nothing of entertainment value. He meant it, as he says, to be not simply a set-piece written for the delectation of an audience, but a "possession for ever." As Herodotus was the inventor of universal history, Thucydides was the inventor of the analytical historical.

Some Thoughts on Herodotus and Thucydides but I just had an amusing thought the other day when I was re-reading parts of Herodotus' The Histories, so I thought I should write it down before we still have all the hubbub about the infamous Thucydides trap in political roundtable discussions even though the very existence of a.

Greek political thought: the historical context Paul Cartledge Poets, lawgivers, and the beginnings of political reflection in archaic Greece Kurt A.

Raaflaub Greek drama and political theory Simon Goldhill Herodotus, Thucydides and the Sophists Richard Winton Democritus C. Taylor The orators Josiah Ober   Most favored status in Herodotus and Thucydides: recasting the Athenian Tyrannicides through Solon and Pericles Norma Thompson; 4.

Thucydides and political thought Gerald Mara; 5. 'This way of life, this contest': rethinking Socratic citizenship Susan Bickford; 6.

The political drama of Plato's Republic David Roochnik; : $ [ on politics a history of political thought from herodotus to the present by ryan, alan](author)hardback Year: Publisher: W. Norton & Co. THUCYDIDES.

c–c B.C. Thucydides is the author of a single book, The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians. He is not generally thought of as a political philosopher, and for obvious and weighty reasons. Not only does he never use the term "political philosophy," but he doesn't address, at least not explicitly, its universal 4/4(5).

This book gives a general survey of political thought from Homer to the beginning of the Christian era. To the evidence of the philosophers is added that of Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Polybius and others whose writings illustrate the course of Greek political thinking in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

HERODOTUS (c. B.C.), Greek historian, called the Father of History, was born at Halicarnassus in Asia Minor, then dependent upon the Persians, in or about the year B.C.

Herodotus was thus born a Persian subject, and such he con~ tinued until he was thirty or fiveandthirty years of age. Book review: Thucydides and Herodotus, written by Edith Foster and Donald Lateiner In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political ThoughtAuthor: Carolyn Dewald.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides. Oxford, Articles and Book Chapters: The Blackwell Companion to Ancient Political Thought, Wiley-Blackwell, "Herodotus, political history and political thought" in C. Dewald and J. Marincola eds.Thucydides and political thought.

In ed. Salkever. The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Thought. Cambridge University Press, pp. ), and at times tragedy (Cf. Bks. of the Histories & Finley. Euripides and Thucydides. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology. 49, pp. + The Origins of Thucydides' Style.political thought Download political thought or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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