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by Tim Rood

  • Author: Tim Rood
  • ISBN: 0199275858
  • ISBN13: 978-0199275854
  • ePub: 1155 kb | FB2: 1724 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 7, 2004)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation (Oxford Classical Monographs) ePub download

All students of Thucydides will benefit from this book, and undergraduates will be particularly well served by the introduction, which offers an unbeatable summary of the Peloponnesian War and overview of Thucydides' oeuvre. -The Classical Outlook. Upper-division undergraduates and above.

Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation. Oxford Classical Monographs. Rood's book is a successful and insightful look into how Thucydides' text works and is another example of narratology's contribution to our understanding of how stories interact with readers to create meaning. The Classical Bulletin. It is a tribute to Rood's efforts that his book will stimulate thinking not only on Thucydides, but also on the narratives of other ancient historians, and on the tools of literary analysis now used to explicate historiographical texts.

All students of Thucydides will benefit from this book, and undergraduates will be particularly well served by the introduction, which . Tim Rood's book has become a must read for students of Thucydides, a rare accomplishment for an author so widely written about.

All students of Thucydides will benefit from this book, and undergraduates will be particularly well served by the introduction, which offers an unbeatable summary of the Peloponnesian War and overview of Thucydides' oeuvre. T. C. B. Rood is at The Queen's College, Oxford.

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Start by marking Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation (Oxford Classical Monographs) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, relating his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and showing how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes various truths about the human condition.

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This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, relating his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and showing how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes various truths about the human condition. Rood, building upon the foundations of . Connor's 1984 THUCYDIDES and the work of Simon Hornblower, which are both scrupulously noted, applies the theoretical approach of narratology to Thucydides' history.

Items related to Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation (Oxford Classical. Tim Rood Thucydides: Narrative and Explanation (Oxford Classical Monographs). ISBN 13: 9780199275854. All students of Thucydides will benefit from this book, and undergraduates will be particularly well served by the introduction, which offers an unbeatable summary of the Peloponnesian War and overview of Thucydides' oeuvre. The real merit of Rood's study consists in the detail with which he supports his contentions.

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Tim Rood's book has become a must read for students of Thucydides, a rare accomplishment for an author so widely written about. In short, narratology, when applied to historical works, argues that we read the text not as an objective representation of past reality but as a rhetorical product

This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, the historian of the war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC. It relates his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and shows how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes.

This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, the historian of the war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC. It relates his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and shows how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes various truths about the human condition.

Tim Rood is a Professor of Greek Literature at the University of Oxford, where he is Fellow and Tutor at St. Hugh's College. Rood attended St Paul's School and then Oriel College, Oxford, where he gained a BA and DPhil.

This book analyzes the narrative technique of Thucydides, the historian of the war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC. It relates his shifting uses of various techniques to his explanatory aims, and shows how he narrates the progression of one war and at the same time exposes various truths about the human condition.
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Tim Rood's book has become a must read for students of Thucydides, a rare accomplishment for an author so widely written about. Rood, building upon the foundations of W.R. Connor's 1984 THUCYDIDES and the work of Simon Hornblower, which are both scrupulously noted, applies the theoretical approach of narratology to Thucydides' history. In short, narratology, when applied to historical works, argues that we read the text not as an objective representation of past reality but as a rhetorical product. To this end, Rood and the narratologists suggest applying tools culled from the workshop of literary criticism to help explicate the text, e.g. focalization, temporal anachrony, etc.

This is an obviously salutary approach, judging by the results. Many passages that have long frustrated critics have been addressed from fresh angles and the history as a whole has been given a new explanation. The theoretical approach will frustrate those who are used to more conventional approaches and the insistence on the non-objective status of historical texts is always a kind of heresy to some. But for those willing to accept (or overlook) these matters, there is much to admire in Rood's incisive and careful analyses.
Dammy
As a relative new-comer to the delights of Thucydides I was at first a little in awe of the author's obvious scholarship. The book was rigorous and well-ordered, as I had expected, having heard much of Timothy Rood's abilities while at University. In particular, the areas of the book where Mr Rood moved from the specific to the general were a delight, and I hope that he should see fit to expand his horizons a little were he to author another work in this field. Chapter 5 of the book, where he animadverts to the inevitable tension between the narrative and dialogic elements of the "History", is particularly luminous. Areas that could have been explicated better include the bizarre episode involving the bathing of soldiers' feet in hot water, referred to in Chapter 7, something that has mystified Thucydides scholars for years, and the barely comprehensible references to drunkenness that pepper later parts of the "History". Aside from those few omissions and a litter of singular infelicities of expression in the last two chapters, the work is a numinous one, indispensable for all advanced students wishing to immerse themselves, to quote Gustave Sephier, in "the clamorous and vociferating uproar of Thucydidean narrative".
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