History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War Description:

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ this detailed contemporary account of the long life and death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author s ambitious claim Thucydides himself c BC was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

On Justice, Power and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War

On Justice, Power and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War Description:

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture this collection of extracts from i The History of the Peloponnesian War i includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides political theory famous as well as important but lesser known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists Newly translated into spare vigorous English and situated within a connective narrative framework Woodruff s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization Includes maps notes glossary

Rating: 3.74 out of 5

History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk. 1-2

History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk. 1-2 Description:

Thucydides of Athens one of the greatest of historians was born about BCE He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles In the second year of the Peloponnesian War he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically Later as general in he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced He tells about this not in volumes of self justification but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years He then lived probably on his property in Thrace but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war and returned to Athens after her defeat in He had been composing his famous history with its hopes and horrors triumphs and disasters in full detail from first hand knowledge of his own and others br br The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before His history of the first conflict was nearly complete Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record though not fitted into the whole His story of the final conflict of breaks off in the middle of a sentence when dealing with the year So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior br br The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

The Funeral Oration of Pericles

The Funeral Oration of Pericles Description:

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Rating: 3.39 out of 5

History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk. 5-6

History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk. 5-6 Description:

Thucydides of Athens one of the greatest of historians was born about BCE He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles In the second year of the Peloponnesian War he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically Later as general in he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced He tells about this not in volumes of self justification but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years He then lived probably on his property in Thrace but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war and returned to Athens after her defeat in He had been composing his famous history with its hopes and horrors triumphs and disasters in full detail from first hand knowledge of his own and others br br The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before His history of the first conflict was nearly complete Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record though not fitted into the whole His story of the final conflict of breaks off in the middle of a sentence when dealing with the year So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior br br The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 7-8

History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 7-8 Description:

Thucydides of Athens one of the greatest of historians was born about BCE He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles In the second year of the Peloponnesian War he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically Later as general in he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced He tells about this not in volumes of self justification but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years He then lived probably on his property in Thrace but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war and returned to Athens after her defeat in He had been composing his famous history with its hopes and horrors triumphs and disasters in full detail from first hand knowledge of his own and others br br The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before His history of the first conflict was nearly complete Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record though not fitted into the whole His story of the final conflict of breaks off in the middle of a sentence when dealing with the year So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior br br The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

The Peloponnesian War, Bk. 2

The Peloponnesian War, Bk. 2 Description:

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Rating: 3.76 out of 5

History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk 3-4

History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk 3-4 Description:

Thucydides of Athens one of the greatest of historians was born about BCE He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles In the second year of the Peloponnesian War he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically Later as general in he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced He tells about this not in volumes of self justification but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years He then lived probably on his property in Thrace but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war and returned to Athens after her defeat in He had been composing his famous history with its hopes and horrors triumphs and disasters in full detail from first hand knowledge of his own and others br br The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before His history of the first conflict was nearly complete Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record though not fitted into the whole His story of the final conflict of breaks off in the middle of a sentence when dealing with the year So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior br br The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Historiae, Vol. I

Historiae, Vol. I Description:

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Rating: 3.72 out of 5

History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 7

History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 7 Description:

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Rating: 3.41 out of 5