Egidia Occhipinti, Ph.D. (2006), awarded with the Merante prize (2011), Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford from 2011 to 2013 (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IEF), has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and in conference proceedings. She is involved as co-author in writing a critical edition of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia for the Italian series «I Frammenti degli Storici Greci».
Academic audience: academic specialists and graduate students interested in Classics, Ancient history and Papyrology.
Table of contents
1 The HO in the View of Modern Scholars
1.1 The Authorship
1.2 A New Proposal and Old Theories
1.3 The HO and Xenophon’s Hellenica
2 The Work and the Reader
2.1 The Narrative Character of Fourth-Century Hellenica
2.2 P. Oxy. V 842: Annalistic Framework, Synchronistic Narrative
2.3 The Historian’s Evaluation and Its Impact on the Readers
3 Spartan Motivations: the HO and Xenophon
3.1 Greek Hostility and Sparta’s Reasons
3.2 Sparta’s Asiatic Campaign and Its Analysis
3.3 Agesilaus’ Motivations and the Lasting Significance of the Spartan Campaign in Asia
3.4 The End of a Dream?
4 Diodorus, the HO and Xenophon: A Reassessment
4.1 The HO as a Source for Diodorus’ Bibliotheke
4.2 Diodorus’ Thirteenth Book and the Florence Papyrus
4.3 Diodorus, the Cairo Papyrus and Xenophon
4.4 Diodorus on Theramenes: Final Observations
5 The HO and Athenian Polypragmosyne
5.1 Athenian πολυπραγμοσύνη: a Literary Topos
5.2 A Fourth-Century Debate?
5.3 Multa per Aequora… Sea Power and Athenian Motivation
5.4 Cnidus According to the Oxyrhynchus Historian: a Solely Persian Success
6 Terra Marique…
6.1 Decelea, or the Supremacy of Land over Sea
6.2 The Sea as a Barrier
6.3 τὸ συμπολιτεύειν: Thebes versus Boeotia?
6.5 Analytical Description of the Toponyms Occurring in the HO
7 Historiography and Hegemony
7.1 Sparta, or the Undisputed Hegemony
7.2 Diodorus and the Debate on Hegemony
7.3 Political Realities and Historiographical Simplifications
8 Historical Causation
8.1 Why Do Things Happen?
8.2 To Blame or not to Blame… Individual and Collective Responsibilities
8.3 Visibility and Clarity in Historical Causation
8.4 Thebes, or Intra-Greek Hostility
8.5 Stasis, or the Dimension of Internal Conflict. What Awareness of Thucydides?
9 ‘Moralism’ in Historiography
9.1 The HO and Thucydides: What ‘Moralism’?
9.2 ‘Moralism,’ ‘Morality,’ and Moral Lessons
9.3 Theopompus: ‘Moralism’ versus ‘Morality’?
9.4 Praise/Blame in Ephorus?
1 A New Supplement for Lines 31–32 of the Theramenes Papyrus (P. Mich. 5982)
2 History, Oratory and Their Audiences
3 Diodorus and Rome
Index of Names