Campaign and battle narratives in Thucydides

Foster, Edith (2017). Campaign and battle narratives in Thucydides. In Sara Forsdyke, Edith Foster and Ryan Balot (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of Thucydides (pp. 301-318) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199340385.013.6


Author Foster, Edith
Title of chapter Campaign and battle narratives in Thucydides
Title of book The Oxford handbook of Thucydides
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199340385.013.6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9780199340385
Editor Sara Forsdyke
Edith Foster
Ryan Balot
Chapter number 18
Start page 301
End page 318
Total pages 18
Total chapters 40
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter reviews the campaign and battle narratives of Thucydides’ History. It discusses the structural role of campaign narratives in the History, and then focusses on the prologues, actions, and speeches of the campaign narratives themselves. It also takes several battle narratives under examination, asking what questions these battle stories answer and how they function in the larger narrative. Finally, the chapter engages with the question of how these stories related to their ancient Athenian audience, which was the very first audience, as far as we know, to be able to read accounts of the military events of a recent war.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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