The razing of Melos, and the selling of its inhabitants into slavery, was not a ” Strutture e funzione del dialogo in Tucidide e in PseudoSenofonte”, In , La . El diálogo de los melios es un pasaje perteneciente al Libro V () de la Historia de la Guerra del Peloponeso, escrita por el historiador griego Tucídides. Přečtěte si nejlepší citáty od autora Tucídides. Para el político ateniense homónimo, véase Tucídides. Tucídides fue un h.

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Neither side was able to sway the other and the negotiations failed. Dover in HCT on 7. Rather by witnessing and assessing the events and characters described by the author the readers are led to tune their own reactions to those of the text, and eventually to assimilate their attitudes to those of the author.

But the total,is by Greek standards “a very large number for an overseas expedition. Thus “medical terminology” of this period is by its very nature difficult to separate from ordinary Greek.

The context is vital: Her naval superiority should now be decisive and her position in the forthcoming war even stronger. They were also inhibited by domestic battles. Distortion is especially likely in his representation of the Athenian motives in the early days of the Delian League and in his omission of its use of the appeal that mis alliance would help liberate the Greeks who d under Persian control.

Whatever the precise legal status of Pericles’ act, it is not likely to have been meekly tolerated by the Athenians; indeed some of the criticism of Pericles as a tyrant in Attic comedy of these years may have been based on animosity against this action. The historian Xenophon wrote that in BC, with the Spartan army closing in on Athens, the citizens of Athens worried that the Spartans would treat them with the same cruelty that the Athenian army had shown the Melians.



Those who made fewer claims about their intellect for the most part prevailed. Since Thucydides never describes Sparta’s control of Messenia except allusively in Nothing can be proved about the date of original composition, but as he read through these passages a post-war reader would certainly be reminded, as tuckdides scholiast in 1.

But those who held in contempt any plotting which they detected and thought it unnecessary to put into action what they had thought out were less on their guard and more readily destroyed. But the contrast between the Athenian conduct and the Spartan illustrates the Corinthian claim that the Spartans do less than their power allows while when the Athenians “defeat an enemy, they push the advantage as far as they can; if defeated, they retreat as little as they must” ch.

The Athenians counter that the gods will not intervene because it is the natural order of things for the strong to dominate the weak. There may, however, be a clue in 2. The Pentecontaetia thus forges a link between the quantitative analysis of power in the Archaeology and the emphasis on national characteristics in the Corinthian speech at Sparta.

One is implied by Herodotus 7. Howard Ithaca There is, however, a new emphasis: The strategy, as we shall see, is complex, cautious, and implicit, as we might expect if my hypothesis about the progressions of thought and feeling in the work is correct.

This brilliant and compelling speech is not balanced against the words of arivalpolitician in a typical Thucydidean antilogy. Surely this appeal was used in the s. Hunter, Thucydides the Artful Reporter Toronto ch. Athens sent reinforcements under the command of Philocrates. Autores similares Pericles As in the crafts, innovation is destined to prevail.

He is a wise and experienced statesman, whose arguments are confirmed by what is already known of the strategic situation and Athenian resources: This expedition was led by the generals Cleomedes and Tisias.

They will not stay tranquil if we cannot mount an expedition against them. It seems impossible for one deme to account for 23 percent of the city’s heavy infantry. Pausanias’ arrogant behavior and evident treasonous collaboration with the Persians provoke great ill-feeling and he is eventually recalled to Sparta: If so minded, we can devise elaborate surveys or in-depth interviews and exploit the techniques of the social sciences to gauge “reader response.


The opening sentences set the work apart from the amiable discursiveness of Herodotus and, no doubt, 4 1. But during the fifth century many thinkers began to repudiate such views of the past.

For an interesting investigation of the readership of Herodotus’ work see S.

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By the end of the Archaeology it is clear that Thucydides intends a new kind of history. On the nature and limits of this material see U. Book 2 61 The passage traces Pericles’ success as a leader not only to his reason and incorruptibility but to the standing he enjoyed.

There were many other instances, for being most at variance in their dispositions— the one group sharp, the other slow; the one aggressive, the other lacking boldness—the Spartans were very helpful, especially tucididea the case of a naval empire. It was easy to feel that we knew what Thucydides was saying, even if the form of his expression, the origin and development of his thought, and many other issues remained to be resolved.

The Athenians laid siege to the city and withdrew most of their troops from the island to fight elsewhere. It does 6 Introduction not describe what scientists do, still less what historians do, nor does it account for the recurring paradox of the Histories: