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The Resource Drama, oratory and Thucydides in fifth-century athens : teaching imperial lessons, Sophie Mills, (electronic resource)

Drama, oratory and Thucydides in fifth-century athens : teaching imperial lessons, Sophie Mills, (electronic resource)

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Drama, oratory and Thucydides in fifth-century athens : teaching imperial lessons
Title
Drama, oratory and Thucydides in fifth-century athens
Title remainder
teaching imperial lessons
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Mills
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study centres on the rhetoric of the Athenian empire, Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War and the notable discrepancies between his assessment of Athens and that found in tragedy, funeral orations and public art. Mills explores the contradiction between Athenian actions and their self-representation, arguing that Thucydides' highly critical, cynical approach to the Athenian empire does not reflect how the average Athenian saw his city's power. The popular education of the Athenians, as presented to them in funeral speeches, drama and public art told a very different story from that presented by Thucydides' history, and it was far more palatable to ordinary Athenians since it offered them a highly flattering portrayal of their city and, by extension, each individual who made up that city. Drama, Oratory and Thucydides in Fifth-Century Athens: Teaching Imperial Lessons offers a fascinating insight into Athenian self-representation, and will be of interest to anyone working on classical Athens, the Greek polis, and classical historiography"--
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Mills, Sophie
Dewey number
938
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge monographs in classical studies
  • T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Thucydides
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Greek drama
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Drama, oratory and Thucydides in fifth-century athens : teaching imperial lessons, Sophie Mills, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780351260322
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780351260322
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429632709
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1145123525
Label
Drama, oratory and Thucydides in fifth-century athens : teaching imperial lessons, Sophie Mills, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780351260322
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780351260322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429632709
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1145123525

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