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By Simon Hornblower

This can be the 1st quantity of a two-volume ancient and literary remark at the 8 books of Thucydides, the good fifth-century B.C. historian of the Peloponnesian warfare among Athens and Sparta. Exploring either the ancient and literary elements of the paintings, this remark presents translations of each passage or word of Greek commented on and permits readers with little wisdom of the language to understand the element of Thucydides' paintings. Making obtainable the aspect of Thucydides' suggestion and subject material, this is often the 1st entire statement written by means of a unmarried writer this century.

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There were much firmer and more detailed traditions about the colonization of Italy and Sicily (a topic to which Th. returns at vi. 2-5, where he probably draws on Antiochus of Syracuse, FGrH ist 555). Note that Th. does not use the expression ‘Greater Greece’ (MeydXrj 'EXXas, Latin Magna Graecia) for S. Italy, although that expression was probably current in his time. See G. Maddoli, in Magna Graecia, ii, ed. G. Pugliese Carratelli (Milan, 1985), 35 ff 13 . Tyrannies and other navalpowers in the Archaic Period 1.

Perhaps has in mind, gives the ‘stated privileges’ of the Spartan kings. But Hdt. has no idea of the development of Greece through the various constitutional stages. For a recent suggestion that these early ‘kings’ were not real kings at all, but groups of hereditary nobles whose position was misunderstood by later Greeks, see R. Drews, Basileus: The Evidence fo r Kingship in Geometric Greece (New Haven, 1983) but cp. P. Carlier, La royauteen Grece (1984). vau T iK a: ‘navies’. We are back on to the subject of fleets, left behind at the end of ch.

1. 28, which tells how Agesilaus displayed naked Persian prisoners to his troops so that the sight of their white flabby bodies would raise morale. For an attempted explanation of Greek athletic nakedness in terms of primitive hunting practice see D. ; but he leaves the switch from near to complete nakedness unexplained. Honle (above) 31, following Nilsson, KJio, 12 (1912), 337, notes that nakedness was specially Dorian. What is the force of 'even (/cat) when they were competing at Olympia’? See S.

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