Αρχές και μεθοδολογία στην πολιτική σκέψη του ΘουκυδίδηPart of : Παρνασσός ; Vol.ΜΓ, No.1, 2001, pages 73-90
Principles and methodology in Thucydides’ political thought
The political thought of Thucydides is conditioned by the notion that the study of History is useful not on a theoretical basis, but as a means of acquiring political experience for the sake of future action. In the frame of the current tendency of praising Thucydides for his supposedly far-reaching political insight, the author explores the methodological framework and the narrating techniques used by the historian to achieve his goals: logical analysis, abstraction, exactitude, dialectic, objectivity, unifying principles, rhetorical antithesis and so on. Examining various passages from Thucydides’ work, she shows that all these means are intertwined in the frame of a broader endeavor of understanding the psychological mechanisms by which human nature expresses itself through political action.