History of the Peloponnesian War [NOOK Book]

History of the Peloponnesian War

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  • BN ID: 2940012321558
  • Publisher: qasim idrees
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 409 KB

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  • Posted April 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Terrific Ancient History

    Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War gives the account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta. He writes as a Stategos, or General, of Athens who participated in the war itself.

    This was required reading for me as a student of Political Science and history. I lost my college copy long ago and was pleased to replace it with this Barnes and Noble copy. The translation is good and the prices is excellent. I found the footnotes helpful as well.

    For those new to Thucydides and Greek history this book could prove tough but I still recommend it since it is a primary souce. I highly recommend books by Bagnall and Kagan on the Peloponnesian War to go along with this fine copy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    This is a review of the e-book version. The footnotes work ve

    This is a review of the e-book version.

    The footnotes work very well, and there are a LOT of them. However, there are numerous distracting scan errors in the text. Some would have been caught by even a cursory proof-reading, such as lists of numbers including thigs like "4z8" and "43i." The combined lowercase "ae" is frequently presented as "x," which rather changes the way the word is pronounced!

    I don't understand why more care wasn't taken in proofreading this volume. All those footnotes must have take a lot of work to prepare; why not finish the job by tidying up the text itself? B&N can do better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    The Great Peloponnesian War [431-404 BCE]

    The conflict of the Second or Great Peloponnesian War lasted from 431-404 BCE. It was a fratricidal war that divided the Grecian city-states into the two spheres of the Lacedaemonian Confederation and the Athenian Hegemony. The Delian League that was to act as a defensive perimeter of the Grecians and stave off future Persian invasions transformed into a power that was dominated by a single hegemonic state: the Athenian polis. The period of the First Athenian Hegemony lasted from 478-404 BCE and it was essentially a thalassocracy. A thalassocracy is a political entity whose sole basis for its supremacy or even its very existence depends on the mastery of the seas and the dominance of its navies. As soon as the Athenians were defeated at the naval engagement at Aegospotami in 405 BCE, the Athenian port of Piraeus was blockaded and with the destruction of its naval forces and the loss of its former maritime supremacy, the Athenian Hegemony collapsed. The Athenian response to the Lacedaemonian threat was the Periclean Strategy which was divided into three main strategic points: 1. Offensive assaults by sea [For the constant harassment of Lacedaemonian and Lacedaemonian allied coastal cities and for the seizure of poorly defended regions that were accessible by sea], 2. A defensive stance on land; a policy of containment [The Athenians would allow the Lacedaemonians to ravage the adjacent lands and the surrounding countryside in Attica while Athens itself and the port of Piraeus were well-defended with the Long Walls, and 3. The maintenance of foreign trade [While the Athenians formed a stranglehold on its inveterate foes through the might of its formidable fleets, Athens would enrich itself with trade maintained with foreign states].

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    pelo war

    I read this book while studying greek history. It was hard for me to understand at first but i got the hang of it after a while. It was an amazing first hand account of everything that went on during the war and it is loaded with history. I learned a lot from it about the governments of Athens and Sparta and loads of other places and people in ancient greece along with battle tactics and such. Even though it was a dificult read I am amazed at how much i learned and i don't know how any study of ancient greece could do without it. I would not suggest it for anyone younger than twelve which was how old i was when i read it but like i said it was dificult for me at that age and is not really the kind of book that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I would encourage everyone to read it, it is a great book and a definate classic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2008

    History of the worst war

    Thucydides was born in about 60BC, and he got to see all of the disasturous Peloponnesian War, the worst war of his time. The Peloponnesian War was the struggle between the two most powerful city states, Athens and Sparta. Thucydides starts his book in 433BC, but finishes in 411BC, 7 years before the war actually finished. Historians don't really know how Thucydides wrote this massive, yet illuminating book, but the introduction by M. I. Finley helps you understand about Thucydides and how the History of the Peloponnesian War is organized

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Posted June 28, 2014

    Nice,,,, Great...!

    Nice,,,, Great...!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    GREEKS KICK ASS!!!!

    Though itis a long and tedious read, SPARTANS and ATHENIANS were ment to RULE THE WORLD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2011

    Won't download

    Title says it all. Common for some of the free out of copyright titles.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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