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The Classicist

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...This chapter is based on my essay ‘The Classicism of Hugh Trevor-Roper’, Cambridge Classical Journal (2015). Full acknowledgements are given there. Here I should like to thank Cambridge University Press for permission to reprint a shortened...

Thucydidean Epistemology

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...This essay investigates several aspects of Thucydides’ intellectual conception of history in order to further our understanding of its philosophical basis and its essential qualities. Several scholars have claimed that Thucydides invented...

Cicero, On the Republic

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In no other state than that in which supreme power belongs to the people can liberty find any place to dwell – and surely nothing can ever be sweeter than liberty. But liberty, if it is not equal, is not actually liberty. But how can...

‘. . . κέ παντός του λαου τοῦ χορίου τ(ης) Μάζας…’

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I would like to thank the editor Rembrandt Duits, who also is my life companion, for giving me the opportunity to participate in the pioneering conference of which these proceedings form the published record.The small church dedicated...

Authority and conservatism in Plato’s Republic

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The Republic Book VIII Liberty makes its way into private households and in the end it breeds anarchy even among the animals. – What do you mean...

Aristotle on Democracy and Democracies

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The first sort of democracy, then, is that which is particularly said to be based on equality. The law in this sort of democracy asserts that there is equality when the poor are no more preeminent than the well-off, and neither have...

Protagoras’s Cooperative Know-how

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...So Zeus, afraid that our species might go extinct, sends Hermes to bring a sense of conscience and justice to humans, so that political communities could be organized and people could be brought together in joint activity. And Hermes asks...

Herodotus’s Political Ecologies

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Rule by the majority on the other hand, bears that fairest of all titles: ‘Equality before the law’. Not only that, but it has this second quality: it gives rise to none of the actions which a monarch characteristically takes. Those...

The Homer galaxy

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Бессонница. Гомер. Тугие паруса.Я список кораблей прочел до середины:Сей длинный выводок, сей поезд журавлиный,Что над Элладою когда-то поднялся… Osip Mandelstam, Kamen’ (Leningrad: Nauka, 1990), p. 73. Osip...

The Battle Exhortation in Ancient Historiography

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...A survey of all speeches in Greek and Roman historiography reveals that most of them belong to one of the following three categories: (a) the speech made by a political leader to his city’s assembly or council; (b...