Peloponnesian War / Edition 1

Peloponnesian War / Edition 1

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by Thucydides, T. E. (Ed.) Wick, Richard (Translator) Crawley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0075543729

ISBN-13: 9780075543725

Pub. Date: 05/01/1982

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.E.) was the greatest "disturbance" in Greek history to that time. The bitter rivalry between the two chief city-states, Athens and Sparta, and their respective allies ended with the ruin of Athens' naval hegemony and what the Greek historian Thucydides (ca. 460-400 B.C.E.) called a "convulsion" affecting all humankind. With the…  See more details below

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The Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.E.) was the greatest "disturbance" in Greek history to that time. The bitter rivalry between the two chief city-states, Athens and Sparta, and their respective allies ended with the ruin of Athens' naval hegemony and what the Greek historian Thucydides (ca. 460-400 B.C.E.) called a "convulsion" affecting all humankind. With the detachment of a clinician and the dramatic skill of a poet, Thucydides recreates the often savage events of the war and brings to life its chief protagonists: Pericles, Nicias, Cleon, Alcibiades, and others. The first of the "scientific" historians, Thucydides makes use of documentary material and relies on eyewitness accounts; even where direct documentary evidence is lacking, his keen understanding of human nature helps him to uncover the truth of what actually happened. The loftiness of its ideals, its painstaking research, and its beauty of expression have made the History of the Peloponnesian War a work that is in the author's own words, "a possession for all time."

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ISBN-13:
9780075543725
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
05/01/1982
Series:
Modern Library College Editions Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 7.27(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction by David Grene
Dedication
To the Readers
The First Book
The Second Book
The Third Book
The Fourth Book
The Fifth Book
The Sixth Book
The Seventh Book
The Eighth Book
Of the Life and History of Thucydides by Thomas Hobbes
Index

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