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The History of the Peloponnesian War - Thucydides
The History of the Peloponnesian War
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This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to... show more
This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781466430396 (1466430397)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 370
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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