The Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies is delighted to announce that Graham Landon has completed his PhD, with a project entitled ‘The Speeches in Herodotus and Thucydides: a Comparison’, under the supervision of Dr Csaba La’da.
Graham’s thesis asks why did the two great classical Greek historians use speeches in their narratives? Why did Thucydides, who appears so critical of his predecessor in other respects, follow Herodotus in employing this technique? What common sources may have influenced both authors in their inclusion of speeches? His thesis sets out to answer these critical questions as well as providing an original comparative statistical analysis of the speeches in both works.
Our congratulations to Dr Landon.
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