'Hope, Danger's Comforter'

26 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last revised: 11 Aug 2010

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Joel Alden Schlosser

Bryn Mawr College - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This essay explores the meaning of hope, or "elpis," in Thucydides' History in order to rethink the meaning of hope for politics and political theory today.

Keywords: hope, Thucydides, classical Athens, democracy, ancient political theory, ancient political philosophy, Pericles, elpis

Suggested Citation

Schlosser, Joel Alden, 'Hope, Danger's Comforter' (2010). APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1642139

Joel Alden Schlosser (Contact Author)

Bryn Mawr College - Department of Political Science ( email )

101 North Merion Avenue
Dalton Hall - First Floor
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
United States

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