History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Ancient History, Ancient Greek History
Paperback Published on: 28/02/1974
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Synopsis

'With icy remorselessness, it puts paid to any notion that the horrors of modern history might be an aberration - for it tells of universal war, of terrorism, revolution and genocide' Tom Holland The long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta plunged the ancient Greek world into decades of war. Thucydides was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war, and in this detailed, first-hand contemporary account he writes as both a soldier and a historian. He applies a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling a factual record of a ruinous conflict that would eventually destroy the Athenian empire. Translated by Rex Warner with an introduction and notes by M. I. Finley

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140440393
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Weight: 447g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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History of the Peloponnesian War
The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides
Thucydides is one of the greatest historians of all time. He set the template by which others are judged. He was meticulous in his research, in checkin... READ MORE
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History of the Peloponnesian War
Fascinating history
written in the 5th century B.C. by Thucydides (c. 460 - c. 395 B.C.) this account of the peloponnesian wars is fascinating. The translation by rex Warner i... READ MORE
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