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Thucydides, a violent teacher?

Georg Rechenauer

Thucydides, a violent teacher?

history and its representations

by Georg Rechenauer

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Published by V&R unipress in Göttingen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historiography,
  • Congresses,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeorg Rechenauer, Vassiliki Pothou (eds.).
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDF229.T6 T54 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination331 pages ;
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24868632M
    ISBN 103899716132
    ISBN 109783899716139
    LC Control Number2011447005
    OCLC/WorldCa727025779

    Truth Most people, according to Thucydides, take little trouble in their search for truth. In Book 1, Chapter 1 of the History, Thucydides juxtaposes his own rigorous research and pursuit of evidence with a reliance on "ready-made opinions" and "glorified tales of the poets." Conscientious rigor, he says, may lead to the lack of a "romantic element" in his account of the . Metaphorical Disease Edit. Article Summary. In The Diseased Body Politic, Athenian Public Finance, and the Massacre at Mykalessos, Lisa Kallet examines Thucydides’ use of medical terminology in a non-medical context in book six and brings to our attention the use of these terms to demonstrate how Thucydides explains the connection between wealth and .

    That Thucydides was clearly moved by the suffering inherent in war and concerned about the excesses to which human nature is prone in such circumstances is evident in his analysis of the atrocities committed during civil conflict on Corcyra, which includes the phrase "War is a violent teacher" (greek πόλεμος βίαιος. natural alignment, and because war, as Thucydides' "violent teacher" (), seems so conveniently to account for it, it is possible to under-estimate how difficult it is to explain satisfactorily the origin of the alliances on which this alignment depends, and of the new kind of stasis they made possible.

    The Risks and Rewards of Thucydides´ History of the Peloponnesian War 21 Jul as Thucydides says, is a violent teacher. In the spirit of encouraging a deeper engagement with the History, I want to offer His book, now known as the History of the Peloponnesian War, is. In Thucydides’, The History of The Peloponnesian War, there are many themes that are illustrated throughout various passages. One major theme can be found in book 2, chap where Thucydides describes the situation in Athens after it had been stricken with plague during the Peloponnesian War.


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Thucydides, a violent teacher? by Georg Rechenauer Download PDF EPUB FB2

This volume endeavours to explore the nature of the relation between historical reality and literary portrayal in Thucydides' historical work. New insights are provided from different perspectives on the question of how the contemporary 5th-century and the present-day reader is directed Thucydides the author as a violent : Hardcover.

Thucydides’ War as a Violent Teacher. Kai LIU ∗ Department of Philosophy, Peking University. ABSTRACT: In the beginning of his book The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides gave the account of the Peloponnesian war as the greatest motion ever.

He claimed so without giving sufficient explanations. His later analogy, which compared war to. Download Citation | Thucydides' War as a Violent Teacher | In the beginning of his book The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides gave the account of the Peloponnesian war as the greatest motion ever.

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Thus, the two episodes are a perfect illustration of Thucydides' dictum that "war is a violent Thucydides (v) meaning that it teaches violence and over time makes those who practice it resort to violence more and more as second nature.

Thucydides uses his account of the plague to suggest that war is a violent teacher. Among other passages in his work he also suggests that in war, no matter how wealthy and prepared the participants may be there is always the chance for the unforeseen, such as, the teaching and breeding of violence.

In Book 1 Thucydides displays the theme. Thucydides a Violent Teacher Book Summary: The work of Thucydides on the Peloponnesian War has not only decisively influenced our notion of history up until the present day; the complexity of his account also constitutes a particular challenge to philological and historical interpretations alike.

Besides focusing on the political and military. This is one of the reasons the work is of interest to political theorists. I also believe the History is intended as a vicarious political education for citizens, soldiers, and statesmen, communicated through the medium of the case study of a single, cataclysmic war — for war itself, as Thucydides says, is a violent teacher.

ABSTRACT: In the beginning of his book The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides gave the account of the Peloponnesian war as the greatest motion ever.

He claimed so without giving sufficient explanations. His later analogy, which compared war to a “violent teacher”, reveals his insight into the fundamental conflict between nature and law. Buy Thucydides -- a violent teacher?: History and its representations by Rechenauer, Georg, Pothou, Vassiliki (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hardcover. ?In Thucydides’, The History of The Peloponnesian War, there are many themes that are illustrated throughout various passages. One major theme can be found in book 2, chap where Thucydides describes the situation in Athens after it had been stricken with plague during the Peloponnesian War.

The reason why Sparta and Athens went to war was because Athens was bullying around all the other city states and Sparta saw this as a threat.

Athens wasn't the free city state that it was when it went to war with Sparta. As a matter of fact it was a former shell of itself. It was a war mongering city state that was trying to expand its empire overseas. Athens believed in.

Thucydides uses his account of the plague to suggest that war is a violent teacher. Among other passages in his work he also suggests that in war, no matter how wealthy and prepared the participants may be there is always the chance for the unforeseen, such as, the teaching and breeding of violence.

In chapter 53 of book 2, Thucydides. “War is a violent teacher, and brings most men's passions to the same level as their circumstances.” The Athenian historian Thucydides wrote these words more than 2, years ago; I read them.

T.E. Lawrence remarked upon reading The World Crisis: “I suppose he recalls that he’s the only high person, since Thucydides and Clarendon, who has put his generation imaginatively in his debt.

5 Frank Harris, Churchill’s early literary agent, wrote that it was “ a book which will be as Thucydides said of his own history ‘a.

On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War - Ebook written by Thucydides, Paul Woodruff. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the /5(4).

On Justice, Power and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides ratings, average rating, 15 reviews “If you have the power to put a stop to subjugation, yet look the other way while it happens, then you have done it Author: Thucydides.

Years of working with Thucydides in the classroom and as a scholar tell me that what his book teaches most of all is what we might call historical mindfulness.

By this I mean a generalized understanding about the workings of history: what kinds of forces tend to inspire people, drive politics, create crises and bring (or prevent) resolution. Thucydides uses his account of the plague to suggest that war is a violent teacher. Among other passages in his work he also suggests that in war, no matter how wealthy and prepared the participants may be there is always the chance for the unforeseen, such as, the teaching and breeding of violence.

For example, this is evident from his analysis of the atrocities committed during civil conflict on Corcyra in Book 3, Chapterswhich includes the memorable phrase "War is a violent teacher". The History of the Peloponnesian War.

Thucydides wrote only one book; its modern title is the History of the Peloponnesian War. (A more accurate.PR: No. I mean, it’s, look, Thucydides’ book is a kind of extended meditation on the relationship between the human and violence.

And you know, I gather that you spoke with Dr. Arnn about the revolution at Corcyra. HH: Yes. PR: You know, one of the themes of that is war is a violent teacher. It’s a teacher of violence.quotes from Thucydides: 'Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.', 'Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.', and 'For the whole earth is the tomb of famous men; not only are they commemorated by columns and inscriptions in their .