Seth Jaffe, author of Thucydides on the Outbreak of War, addresses Yeshiva University students about what Thucydides can teach us about populism.
A Covid-19 era “Webinar” on Thucydides and the plague featuring Clifford Orwin, Paul Carrese, and Catherine Zuckert.
The symposium addressed ways in which Thucydides matters in liberal arts education today. It featured two distinguished scholars of Thucydides who have also played significant public roles: W. Robert. Connor, who besides his scholarly work on Thucydides and… More
In this lecture, Professor Kagan describes the events that lead up the Peloponnesian War. He argues that the rise of Athenian power and the concomitant challenge to Spartan dominance pointed to potential conflict. However, Professor Kagan also points out that… More
In this lecture, Professor Kagan focuses on the causes of the Peloponnesian War and the possible motivations for Thucydides’ book, The History of the Peloponnesian War. Concerning the first point, Professor Kagan parts ways with Thucydides and argues… More