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Thucydidean Narrative and Discourse

By Mabel Lang Edited by Eleanor Dickey, Richard Hamilton and Jeffrey S. Rusten

Thucydidean Narrative and Discourse
Hardback, 242 pages £25.00
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9780979971341
Format: 229mm x 152mm
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Subjects: Classical Studies and Ancient History, Michigan Classical Press
Series: Cultural Legacies

Mabel Lang's long career as a scholar and teacher has given her a unique perspective on one of the most important authors in western literature. Thucydidean Narrative and Discourse brings together several of her most thoughtful papers on figures and issues including the 400, Cleon, and Alcibiades, and joins them with new material on narrative technique.

The assembled papers are an important complement to Professor Lang's pathbreaking study of Herodotean narrative. Together with introductory essays by the volume's editors, these papers will enable students of historiography in general to obtain a better understanding of how Thucydides engaged his audience. Although they were written over many years, the papers share a consistency of insight that makes them continually relevant to all who endeavor to understand the literary art of Thucydides.



Mabel Lang on Thucydides

PART ONE - Narrative

Narrative Inconsistencies Internal and External

Narrative Structure and historical Interpretation

PART TWO - Discourse

Thucydidean Thought-Patterns

Herodotean Inheritances and Adaptations

Biographical Sketch

Publications by Mabel Lang


Jeffrey S. Rusten is Professor of Classics at Cornell University.

Richard Hamilton is Paul Shorey Professor Emeritus of Greek at Bryn Mawr College.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 242 pages
 229mm x 152mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, HIS010000, HIS016000, LIT004190, LIT011000
 Michigan Classical Press


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