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"[Hammond's] new translation of Thucydides is a triumph. Fluent yet sinewy, it responds brilliantly to the historian's challenging prose. It is both accurate and lucid. Indeed, its only possible flaw is that it can at times be rather more comprehensible than Thucydides himself! "-Journal of Classical Teaching
"A substantial work, but with wonderful readabilityand lightness of touch. The book is excellent value for money and the obvious choice for any reader of Thucydides."-The Anglo-Hellenic Review
"The most accurate and readable [translation] we now have." -ARION
List of maps; Preface; Introduction; Commentary; Appendix; Bibliography; Addenda; Indexes.
Posted October 6, 2011
At last! I've been searching for an edition of Thucydides that contains the famous lost final chapters that deal with the role of snails in the Peloponnesian War. Many scholars have speculated on the role that giant snails played in the disastrous battle of the Syracuse Harbor. I am glad that this new edition restores the work to its full glory. I look forward to new editions of Aristotle's lost manual on barbecuing, and perhaps Homer's sequel to the Odyssey, Circe the Vampire Queen.
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