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Thucydides Pentekontaetia and Other Essays W. Kendrick Pritchett

Thucydides Pentekontaetia and Other Essays

W. Kendrick Pritchett

Published January 1st 1995
ISBN : 9789050634878
Hardcover
287 pages
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In this book Professor Pritchett offers five original essays under the titles: Thucydides Pentekontaetia- Thucydides 1.61.3-5- Diodoros Pentekontaetia- The Solar Year of Thucydides- Aetiology sans Topography. The initial lengthy essay focuses onMoreIn this book Professor Pritchett offers five original essays under the titles: Thucydides Pentekontaetia- Thucydides 1.61.3-5- Diodoros Pentekontaetia- The Solar Year of Thucydides- Aetiology sans Topography. The initial lengthy essay focuses on seven crux passages in which Thucydides in Book 1 describes the growth of Athenian power, maintaining against recent critics that they are presented in chronological order. The study combines a review of the manuscript tradition with regard to corruptions in toponyms and numerals and a personal autopsy of the ancient sites. In a separate essay, Pritchett adduces new arguments in defense of Thucydides seasonal chronological scheme. In the last essay, he takes sharp issue with a recent publication which attempts to attribute the origin of the ancient accounts of the Messenian wars and the battles of Hysiai, Thyreatis, and Phigaleia to legends evolved at festivals.