Notion of natural enemy in Greek historiography on fifth century B.C.

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Abstract

According to Herodotus, true enemies by nature are the same Greek people who carry strong historic ancestral disputes. For Thucydides, the natural enmity is represented in the ethnic hostility of the Sicilian colonies towards its metropolis Athens. The notion of natural enmity has multiple meanings and uses, but very different from that which flourished during the Hellenistic era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-98
Number of pages22
JournalByzantion Nea Hellas
Issue number37
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Fifht Century B.C.
  • Greek historiography
  • Herodotus
  • Natural enmity
  • Thucydides

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