The History of the Peloponnesian War / Edition 1

The History of the Peloponnesian War / Edition 1

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by Thucydides
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195002180

ISBN-13: 9780195002188

Pub. Date: 12/31/1960

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Thucydides wrote the story of the first democracy in history, and of the fortunes and fall of its empire, but his pages contain the modern world-scene in miniature. The tale is told by a great political thinker, whose penetrating insight and dramatic power caused Macaulay to call him the 'greatest historian that ever lived.' His work, slightly abridged, is here

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Thucydides wrote the story of the first democracy in history, and of the fortunes and fall of its empire, but his pages contain the modern world-scene in miniature. The tale is told by a great political thinker, whose penetrating insight and dramatic power caused Macaulay to call him the 'greatest historian that ever lived.' His work, slightly abridged, is here presented in translation with an introduction and notes.

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ISBN-13:
9780195002188
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/31/1960
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Book I
I.The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War1
II.Causes of the War--The Affair of Epidamnus--The Affair of Potidaea11
III.Congress of the Peloponnesian Confederacy at Lacedaemon28
IV.From the end of the Persian to the beginning of the Peloponnesian War--The Progress from Supremacy to Empire39
V.Second Congress at Lacedaemon--Preparations for War and Diplomatic Skirmishes--Cylon--Pausanias--Themistocles50
Book II
VI.Beginning of the Peloponnesian War--First Invasion of Attica--Funeral Oration of Pericles67
VII.Second Year of the War--The Plague of Athens--Position and Policy of Pericles--Fall of Potidaea87
VIII.Third Year of the War--Investment of Plataea--Naval Victories of Phormio--Thracian Irruption into Macedonia under Sitalces99
Book III
IX.Fourth and Fifth Years of the War--Revolt of Mitylene119
X.Fifth Year of the War--Trial and Execution of the Plataeans--Corcyraean Revolution140
XI.Sixth Year of the War--Campaigns of Demosthenes in Western Greece--Ruin of Ambracia155
Book IV
XII.Seventh Year of the War--Occupation of Pylos--Surrender of the Spartan Army in Sphacteria169
XIII.Seventh and Eighth Years of the War--End of Corcyraean Revolution--Peace of Gela--Capture of Nisaea187
XIV.Eighth and Ninth Years of the War--Invasion of Boeotia--Fall of Amphipolis--Brilliant Successes of Brasidas200
Book V
XV.Tenth Year of the War--Death of Cleon and Brasidas--Peace of Nicias229
XVI.Feeling against Sparta in Peloponnese--League of the Mantineans, Eleans, Argives, and Athenians--Battle of Mantinea and Breaking up of the League240
XVII.Sixteenth Year of the War--The Melian Conference--Fate of Melos267
Book VI
XVIII.Seventeenth Year of the War--The Sicilian Campaign--Affair of the Hermae--Departure of the Expedition275
XIX.Seventeenth Year of the War--Parties at Syracuse--Story of Harmodius and Aristogiton--Disgrace of Alcibiades290
XX.Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of the War--Inaction of the Athenian Army--Alcibiades at Sparta--Investment of Syracuse303
Book VII
XXI.Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of the War--Arrival of Gylippus at Syracuse--Fortification of Decelea--Successes of the Syracusans325
XXII.Nineteenth Year of the War--Arrival of Demosthenes--Defeat of the Athenians at Epipolae--Folly and Obstinacy of Nicias344
XXIII.Nineteenth Year of the War--Battles in the Great Harbour--Retreat and Annihilation of the Athenian Army349
Book VIII
XXIV.Nineteenth and Twentieth Years of the War--Revolt of Ionia--Intervention of Persia--The War in Ionia369
XXV.Twentieth and Twenty-first Years of the War--Intrigues of Alcibiades--Withdrawal of the Persian Subsidies--Oligarchical Coup d'Etat at Athens--Patriotism of the Army at Samos387
XXVI.Twenty-first Year of the War--Recall of Alcibiades to Samos--Revolt of Euboea and Downfall of the Four Hundred--Battle of Cynossema403
Maps419

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History of the Peloponnesian War (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
TrooperSO More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Though itis a long and tedious read, SPARTANS and ATHENIANS were ment to RULE THE WORLD!
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