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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Get to Know Us. He also has a lot to say about the short-sightedness and irrationality of men.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He died in There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The parallels to current events are pe,oponnesian eerie from the “neocon” Alcibiades urging Athens to the Iraquian Syracuse war disaster to the oligarchy displacing the Athenian democracy For example, he describes a relationship between state power and tyranny: He died in East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

History of the Peloponnesian War

A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War. I read the free Kindle edition, translated by Richard Crawley, with the e-text prepared by Albert Imrie.

And of the Athenians’ ambition to invade Sicily: The title wr my eye! I was especially taken aback by how well he expresses his ideas regarding the fact that “power makes right” in the Melian debate. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Denis and Its Art Treasures. The Histories Penguin Classics.


The Histories Oxford World’s Classics. Also, if you can, try to relate some of Thucydides themes to our modern world. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. After all, how important can a book like that be?. His account of the war has great immediacy, and the peloppnnesian has the sensation of being spoken to directly from a distance of 2, years.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The translation is quite good, so that will make your task a little easier. 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.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Due to that, Thucydides is called by many the first realist theoretician. As a work, it could be a 21st Century treatise. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. But this makes it all the more important to have a good translation.

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The History of the Peloponnesian War

He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict. The introduction to this edition also highlights that the author sometimes made up some of the speeches from the data he hadand was present when others were pronounced.

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