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Rhetorik und Geschichte [electronic resource] : eine Studie zu den Kriegsreden im ersten Buch des Thukydides / von Martin Hagmaier.

By: Hagmaier, Martin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte: Bd. 94.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. de Gruyter, c2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 265 p.).ISBN: 9783110210163 (electronic bk.); 3110210169 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. Book 1 | Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C | Oratory, Ancient | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rhetorik und Geschichte.DDC classification: 940.2/2 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This work considers the function of the speeches in Thucydides' history, and how they are related to the presentation of the historical facts. In a detailed analysis of the war speeches dealing with the origins of the Peloponnesian war in Thucydides' first book, the author shows how the historian went further than Herodotus in functionalising the epic tradition of incorporating direct speech into the narrative for the processes of historical analysis.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)- Universit�at, Regensburg, 2007.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-265).

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This work considers the function of the speeches in Thucydides' history, and how they are related to the presentation of the historical facts. In a detailed analysis of the war speeches dealing with the origins of the Peloponnesian war in Thucydides' first book, the author shows how the historian went further than Herodotus in functionalising the epic tradition of incorporating direct speech into the narrative for the processes of historical analysis.

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