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ἡ ἀσπὶς περιερρύη ἐς τὴν θάλασσαν: Homeric Glamour of Brasidas’ Bravery in Thucydides
ἡ ἀσπὶς περιερρύη ἐς τὴν θάλασσαν: Homeric Glamour of Brasidas’ Bravery in Thucydides

Author(s): Bogdan Burliga
Subject(s): History
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: The courses given by Professor Józef Korpanty during my undergraduate years in the Jagiellonian University (Latin grammar, literature and stylistics) had a profound influence on me. Professor’s personality, humanism and great knowledge, caused that these hours became a true intellectual symposium. Since at that time (the end of the 80s of the previous century) He was preparing the book about Lucretius, the Epicurean poet’s literary sources were also discussed then. As everyone knows, in one passage Lucretius certainly relied on Thucydides (Thuc. 2, 47-52 = De rerum nat. 6, 1138-1286; see C. Bailey’s note, ad loc.; also Seneca, Suas. 9, 1, 13; Quintilian, Inst. 10, 1, 101; 10, 2, 117)2, so having given opportunity to write in honor of my former teacher, I dare to offer Him this small ‘Thucydidean’ contribution – hoping that it will be welcomed with kindness.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 95-112
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English