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Alcibiade entre hybris et tolma (entre démesure et audace) chez Thucydide ? : approche critique des sources

Abstract : The subject of this PhD is actually a stateman (a diplomat, a politician, a strategist) of the Peloponnesian war who influenced the literary production of his century even before he became a historical figure in Greek and Latin literature, up until late Antiquity. The purpose of this dissertation is not to write a new biography of Alcibiades but to carry out a renewed study of the character by taking into account the specificities of the literary body of works (genres, fragmentary aspects, distance in time, ideologies, etc.) and integrating archaeological and epigraphic sources which have been sidelined too often in previous biographies.The dissertation’s title itself, Alcibiades, between hybris and tolma (between immoderation and boldness) in Thucydides’ work describes even in Greek the ambivalence of Alcibiades’ portrait in literary sources. He is a man of excess, of transgression, of violence, of boldness and great perspectives. The subtitle, A critical approach of sources, indicates that it is necessary to reexamine in a detailed way a vast and detailed body of works. The introduction shows that this reexamination is necessary, though it also shows how difficult it is to study Thucydides’ text.
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Daniel Battesti. Alcibiade entre hybris et tolma (entre démesure et audace) chez Thucydide ? : approche critique des sources. Histoire. Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019UBFCC004⟩. ⟨tel-03112233⟩

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