The Afterlife of Herodotus and Thucydides

Edited by John North and Peter Mack

The Afterlife of Herodotus and Thucydides

Edited by John North and Peter Mack

Distributed for University of London Press

230 pages | 6 2/3 x 9 3/4
Paper $85.00 ISBN: 9781905670871 Published April 2020

This is one of the volumes in the series of ‘Afterlives’ of the Classics, which is being produced jointly by the Institute of Classical Studies and the Warburg Institute.

Contents
Introduction – John North & Peter Mack   From Thucydides to Lucretius: the Plague of Athens, between medicine and classical scholarship in Renaissance Italy – Andrea Ceccarelli The Byzantine reception of Herodotus and Thucydides   – Elizabeth Jeffreys Herodotus and Thucydides in Procopius’ Wars – Vasiliki Zali Herodotus and Thucydides in Walter Ralegh’s History of the World – Ben Earley Thucydides and the English Renaissance education – Luca Iori A Protestant Thucydides in Reformation Germany – John Richards A mathematician among the classics: Isaac Newton as a reader of Herodotus – Mordechai Feingold Herodotus and the perception of the Persian empire. Some observations from a historical and methodological perspective – Reinhold Bichler The resurgence of Herodotus and the new philosophy of history – Gaston J. Basile The modernity of Thucydides – Neville Morley Index
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