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The History of the Peloponnesian War - Moses I. Finley, Rex Warner, Thucydides
The History of the Peloponnesian War
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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,... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140440393 (0140440399)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 648
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Tom Holland
bookshelves: spring-2015, published-411bc, war, nonfiction, ancient-history, classic, greece, military-manoeuvres, arch, betrayal, casual-violence, epic-proportions, foxtrotted-uniform, games-people-play, gorefest, hell-breaks-lose-one-night-ashore, history, lifestyles-deathstyles, look-behind-you,...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The History of the Peloponnesian War
I was shocked at how much I loved this from first read. I know that often the view people have towards classics is of something boring, stiff, and stodgy--an absolute slog to get through. Right now, I'm making my way through Tacitus Annals of Imperial Rome. There are some eye-popping gossipy parts, ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
5.0 The story of a military disaster
I really liked this book, but then I generally really like books that deal with ancient history and are a retelling of events that were beyond our lifetimes, such as this one. This book, though incomplete (namely because the author died before he could finish it) tells of a war between the rival Gre...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
3.0
Thucydides sounds surprisingly modern for a writer who lived 2,400 years ago. He provides a record of over 21 years in strict chronological order and describes the interests of the two sides with more objective fairness than can be expected today from modern journalists (especially the TV kind). H...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
3.0
Most of what I liked about The Landmark Herodotus applies to the The Landmark Thucydides as well. The maps and format of this earlier edition are not quite as smoothly drafted as the The Landmark Herodotus, but the editors earn boundless praise for their efforts at making these classical works comp...
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