History of the Peloponnesian War. by Thucydides; Warner Publisher Harmondsworth, Eng., Baltimore] Penguin Books. Collection americana. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Thucydides. Penguin Books Limited, Feb 28, – History – pages He took a small part in the Peloponnesian War when it broke out in BC.

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The Histories Penguin Classics. Thucydides is hard to translate because even in his time his writing was criticized for neologisms, very quirky metaphors and abstractions and odd turns of phrase. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

To start with, this book is a milestone you need to be aware of. But this makes it all the more important to have a good translation. I read the free Kindle edition, translated by Richard Crawley, with the e-text prepared by Albert Imrie. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Thank you for your feedback. Thucydides exhibits a deep understanding of politics.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In that discourse, he explains why those men fought and died to defend Athens, and what Athens meant not only for Athenians but also for Greece. Buy the selected items together This item: He also has a lot to say about the short-sightedness and irrationality of men.


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He tried to explain the causes of the Peloponnesian War, without reducing its complexity by saying that the gods had motivated it.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. To start with, this book is a milestone you need to be aware of. Not Enabled Screen Reader: It is rather astonishing how tex this Athenian was when he analyzed the war, and all that happened immediately before it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

After all, how important can a book like that be?. Pages with related products. Due to that, Thucydides is called by many the first realist theoretician. See all reviews. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. My favorite speech is the one made by Pericles, in honor of the men who died during the dex. Read more Read less.

History of the Peloponnesian War

You can find reasonably usable historical maps of the Peloponnesian war online. You will hidtory that easier that you might think, and it will make you pay more attention to what you are reading.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He died in Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Finley peloponneian a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge.

I was especially taken aback by how well he expresses his ideas regarding the fact that “power makes right” in the Melian debate. Thucydides wrote some political dialogues and monologues that allow us to understand some aspects of the conflict and many of his ideas better. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Thucydides doesn’t follow the easy path; instead, he searches those causes in human nature, and in power.

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