The Implications of the influence of Thucydides on Lucian's Vera Historia

Bartley, Adam (2003) The Implications of the influence of Thucydides on Lucian's Vera Historia. Hermes 131, 131 . 0-0. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article considers the attitude that Lucian of Samosata appears to have taken to the classical historian Thucydides in the 2nd century AD, some 6 centuries after Thucydides himself wrote. It takes as its premise the opinion in a recent commentary of Lucian’s True Histories that the influence from Thucydides was nothing more than ‘background noise’ and had nothing deeper to tell us about the reception of classical literature in the Imperial period. The article shows that the treatment of Thucydides works overtly reflects Lucian’s broader opinion of ‘classic’ historians compared with those of his own times seen in other works.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1306 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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