(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). xi, 280 pp.
In a notorious line early on in his history of the Peloponnesian War, aimed at explaining how the war began, Thucydides claims that the rise of Athenian power caused fear among the Spartans, forcing (ἀναγκάσαι) them into war (Thuc., i.23.6). The root of Thucydides' term is ἀνάγκη, which means necessity, and his choice to describe that war as necessary sparked centuries' worth of debate. That was the result not just of the ambiguity of the term, but also of the fact that the invocation of necessity both in general and,
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