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Abbott, G. F. Thucydides: A Study in Historical Reality, George Routledge & Sons, 1925.

Argues that Thucydides' approach to historical writing breaks from the conventions of classical history and anticipates modern styles.

Connor, W. R. "A Post Modernist Thucydides?" The Classical Journal 72, No. 4 (April-May 1977): 289-98.

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Abbott, G. F. Thucydides: A Study in Historical Reality, George Routledge & Sons, 1925.

Argues that Thucydides' approach to historical writing breaks from the conventions of classical history and anticipates modern styles.

Connor, W. R. "A Post Modernist Thucydides?" The Classical Journal 72, No. 4 (April-May 1977): 289-98.

Reviews modern criticism on Thucydides's History, remarking in particular on recent pronounced shifts in critical opinion.

De Romilly, Jacqueline. Thucydides and Athenian Imperialism. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1963, 400 p.

Analyzes Thucydides' attitude toward the expansion of Athens as a political and military power.

Dover, K. J. Thucydides. New Surveys in the Classics No. 7. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973, 44 p.

Provides an overview of issues relevant to the study of the History, including Thucydides' prose style, his use of speeches, and his expression of personal opinions.

Edmunds, Lowell. Chance and Intelligence in Thucydides. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975, 243 p.

Examines the antithetical Greek concepts of intelligence and chance and their function in Thucydides' History.

Gomme, A. W. "Thucydides" and "Thucydides (Continued)." In The Greek Attitude to Poetry and History, pp. 116-38, 139-64. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1954.

Explores Thucydides's ideas regarding history in social and cultural context.

Hunter, Virginia J. Thucydides: The Artful Reporter. Toronto: A. M. Hakkert, 1973, 210 p.

Demonstrates that the History was shaped by Thucydides' interest in the motives and purposes of statesmen.

——. Past and Process in Herodotus and Thucydides. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982, 371 p.

Analyzes Thucydides' perception of history and what it means to record history, based on the theories of Ferdinand Braudel and Michel Foucault.

Lord, Louis E. Thucydides and the World War. Martin Classical Lectures Vol. XII. 1945. Reprint. New York: Russell and Russell, 1967, 304 p.

Offers an extensive overview of Thucydides's History, including historical background and a summary of the content of the work.

Mahaffy, J. P. "Thycidides—Andocides, Critias." In A History of Classical Greek Literature, pp. 98-133. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880.

Praises Thucydides for his "trustworthiness" and lucidity.

Parry, Adam. "Thucydides' Use of Abstract Language." Yale French Studies 45 (1970): 3-20.

Discusses Thucydides in the context of the development of abstract expression in the Greek language.

Pouncey, Peter R. The Necessities of War: A Study of Thucydides' Pessimism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980, 195 p.

Asserts that Thucydides believed human nature to be grounded in fear and self-interest, and that these were the primary factors that led to the Peloponnesian war.

Wallace, W. P. "Thucydides." Pheonix: The Journal of the Classical Association of Canada XVIII, no. 4 (Winter 1964): 251-61.

Provides a review of some of the critical material on Thucydides in order to substantiate the author's view that "it is somehow not quite respectable to give one's readers as little choice as Thucydides gives his."

Westlake, H. D. Individuals in Thucydides. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1968, 324 p.

Traces the evolution of Thucydides' approach in presenting important individuals.

——. Essays on the Greek Historians and Greek History. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1969, 332 p.

Contains several essays on various topics in Thucydides studies.

Woodhead, A. Geoffrey. Thucydides on the Nature of Power. Martin Classical Lectures Vol. XXIV. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1970, 222 p.

Explores Thucydides' attitude toward power and the exercise of power by the individuals and institutions of his era.

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