The History Of The Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition

byM. I. ThucydidesTranslated byRex WarnerIntroduction byM. I. Finley

September 30, 1954|
The History Of The Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition by M. I. Thucydides


Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author''s ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the entire Greek world was plunged into 27 years of war. Thucydides applied a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this exhaustively factual record of the disastrous conflict that eventually ended the Athenian empire.

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Thucydides (c. 460 BC–400 BC) was a general who was exiled for his failure to defend the Greek city of Amphipolis in Thrace. During his exile, he began compiling histories and accounts of the war from various participants.Rex Warner was a Professor of the University of Connecticut from 1964 until his retirement in He was born in...
Title:The History Of The Peloponnesian War: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:656 pages, 7.9 X 5.08 X 1.09 inShipping dimensions:656 pages, 7.9 X 5.08 X 1.09 inPublished:30 septembre 1954Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140440399

ISBN - 13:9780140440393

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