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The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
     

The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

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Thucydides' (c. 460 B.C.-395 B.C.) HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR to 411 BC, recounts the 5th century war between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides was the world's first "scientific historian" and sought natural explanations for events without invoking the gods. This is in contrast with Herodotus, the "father of history," who at times falls back on the supernatural.

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Thucydides' (c. 460 B.C.-395 B.C.) HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR to 411 BC, recounts the 5th century war between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides was the world's first "scientific historian" and sought natural explanations for events without invoking the gods. This is in contrast with Herodotus, the "father of history," who at times falls back on the supernatural. Throughout his work, Thucydides strives to rely on cause and effect in explaining important events.

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BN ID:
2940013828988
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/10/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
179,243
File size:
1 MB

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