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The Peloponnesian War
     

The Peloponnesian War

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by Thucydides
 

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Important sections on the funeral oration, the account of the plague of Athens and the obituary of Pericles are stressed in a Greek text supplemented by an English introduction and commentary.

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Important sections on the funeral oration, the account of the plague of Athens and the obituary of Pericles are stressed in a Greek text supplemented by an English introduction and commentary.

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Lucid line drawings and photos, 16 in fine color. Based on some 15 years of study and collection in both polar regions and most areas of the tropics and temperate zones. Detailed treatment is given on all known pelagic snails (aoubt 140 species) including: external anatomy, swimming and buoyancy mechanisms, escape and other behavioral responses, feeding and mating habits, reproduction and ontogeny, and evolutionary trends for each group. Reprint of the 1959 U. of Michigan edition of Thomas Hobbes' translation with David Grene's (committee of social thought, U. of Chicago) notes and new introduction. This transition has been considered the truest to the original Greek in capturing Thucydides' use of language in recreating the Athens-Sparta conflict. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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

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Product Details

BN ID:
2940000739198
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
523,343
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

David Grene (1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Press’s prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.

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The Peloponnesian War 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Why on earth would a listing of snails help me buy this book? Who reviews this stuff?