Not a new discussion of citations of Thucydides with reference to the Eurozone economic crisis – I’ve been up for only a couple of hours, and only one new example has appeared in that time (see previous post), and in any case I need to finish writing a paper for Goettingen this afternoon on a completely different topic (though, come to think of it, much of this material probably could be worked into a discussion of ‘responses to change and uncertainty’…). However, given the level of traffic over the last couple of days – almost beating, I think, the time when I started poking the admirers of Richard III with a pointed stick – I thought it might be helpful to provide links to all my posts on this general theme, in chronological order:
The New Alcibiades (30th January) Is Alexis Tsipras the new Alcibiades, or the new Kleon? See additional material in comments, with first discussion of Yanis Varoufakis’ interest in Thucydides.
The Empire Strikes Back (20th February) Is the Greek situation more like Melos or Carthage? See additional material re Thucydides in comments.
The Melian Dilemma (27th March) More detailed analysis of Varoufakis’ reading of Thucydides and game theory.
Hesiod the Neoliberal (27th June) Not Thucydides, for a change, but similar themes
Democracy on Melos (28th June) On elites versus the demos, and #Greferendum (see also Thoukidideia below)
Here We Go Again (1st July) On Zaretsky’s NYT piece.
Greek Nightmares (5th July) Why is it always the Melian Dialogue? Why not Corcyra?
Peak Thucydides? (7th July) At this point I am getting very cross with the whole thing…
Thoukidideia (8th July) Now the Greeks are doing it as well.