History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides,Tucídides
Release: 1972
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9780140440393
Language: en
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A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides,,Martin Hammond,P. J. Rhodes
Release: 2009-06-11
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 708
ISBN: 9780192821911
Language: en
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Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Release: 2017-09-13
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780486817194
Language: en
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An Athenian general of the fifth century B.C. chronicles the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides traces the conflict's roots and provides detailed, knowledgeable analyses of battles and the political atmosphere.

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Marc G. de Santis
Release: 2017-04-30
Editor: Pen and Sword
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781473861602
Language: en
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Naval power played a vital role in the Peloponnesian War. The conflict pitted Athens against a powerful coalition including the preeminent land power of the day, Sparta. Only Athens superior fleet, her wooden walls, by protecting her vital supply routes allowed her to survive. It also allowed the strategic freedom of movement to strike back where she chose, most famously at Sphacteria, where a Spartan force was cut off and forced to surrender.Athens initial tactical superiority was demonstrated at the Battle of Chalcis, where her ships literally ran rings round the opposition but this gap closed as her enemies adapted. The great amphibious expedition to Sicily was a watershed, a strategic blunder compounded by tactical errors which brought defeat and irreplaceable losses. Although Athens continued to win victories at sea, at Arginusae for example, her naval strength had been severely weakened while the Spartans built up their fleets with Persian subsidies. It was another naval defeat, at Aegispotomi (405 BC) that finally sealed Athens fate. Marc De Santis narrates these stirring events while analyzing the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the war at sea.

History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1959
Editor: Loeb Classical Library
Pages: 400
ISBN: UCSC:32106012028806
Language: en
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 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 404. 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. 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 396. His history of the first conflict, 431–421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415–413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413–404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. 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. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1753
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 484
ISBN: NYPL:33433081556262
Language: en
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History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1959
Editor: Loeb Classical Library
Pages: 400
ISBN: PSU:000047327061
Language: en
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 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 404. 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. 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 396. His history of the first conflict, 431–421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415–413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413–404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. 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. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

The History of the Peloponnesian War Complete Edition

The History of the Peloponnesian War  Complete Edition
Author: Thucydides
Release: 2018-11-02
Editor: e-artnow
Pages: 447
ISBN: 9788027244591
Language: en
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The History of the Peloponnesian War is a historical account of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC), which was fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens). It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian historian who also happened to serve as an Athenian general during the war. His account of the conflict is widely considered to be a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History is divided into eight books.

The history of the Peloponnesian war tr by R Crawley

The history of the Peloponnesian war  tr  by R  Crawley
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:600094213
Language: en
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A New History of the Peloponnesian War

A New History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Anonim
Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1444315684
Language: en
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This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumentalconflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, andexamines the realities of the war and its effects on the averageAthenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War betweenAthens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the warbegan Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in orderto give readers a new sense of how the war affected theindividual Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectualachievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of thewar

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Donald Kagan
Release: 2013-01-16
Editor: Cornell University Press
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780801467202
Language: en
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The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with an existing rival power made a clash between the two a certainty. Asserting instead that the origin of the war "cannot, without serious distortion, be treated in isolation from the internal history of the states involved," Kagan traces the connections between domestic politics, constitutional organization, and foreign affairs. He further examines the evidence to see what decisions were made that led to war, at each point asking whether a different decision would have been possible.

The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Mark Fisher
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781351351355
Language: en
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Few works can claim to form the foundation stones of one entire academic discipline, let alone two, but Thucydides's celebrated History of the Peloponnesian War is not only one of the first great works of history, but also the departure point from which the modern discipline of international relations has been built. This is the case largely because the author is a master of analysis; setting out with the aim of giving a clear, well-reasoned account of one of the seminal events of the age - a war that resulted in the collapse of Athenian power and the rise of Sparta - Thucydides took care to build a single, beautifully-structured argument that was faithful to chronology and took remarkably few liberties with the source materials. He avoided the sort of assumptions that make earlier works frustrating for modern scholars, for example seeking reasons for outcomes that were rooted in human actions and agency, not in the will of the gods. And he was careful to explain where he had obtained much of his information. As a work of structure - and as a work of reasoning - The History of the Peloponnesian War continues to inspire, be read and be taught more than 2,000 years after it was written.

The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1830
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: PRNC:32101034980530
Language: en
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The Historian Thucydides The History of the Peloponnesian War c 400 BC

The Historian Thucydides   The History of the Peloponnesian War  c  400 BC
Author: Daniel Traina
Release: 2010-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9783640748068
Language: en
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Essay from the year 2008 in the subject History - World History - Early and Ancient History, grade: 1,7, National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Department of History), course: The Idea of History, language: English, abstract: INTRODUCTION " [...] the first page of Thucydides is, in my opinion, the commencement of real history. All preceding narrations are so intermixed with fable, that philosophers ought to abandon them, to the embellishments of poets and orators." .Already this quotation by David Hume - one of the most distinguished philosophers of empiricism - gives us a feeling of the great value of Thucydides works. Thucydides documented the History of the Peloponnesian War in an unprecedented objectivity. On the basis of these works he is still acclaimed as the founder of political historiography. Works which were storied as a work of a lifetime. The fact that Thucydides' 'History of the Peloponnesian War' stands still so powerful in historiography let it seems consequential that long-range of later historians engaged with his works. On my work for this essay I considered works of these interrogative historians and took advantage of their qualified commentaries on Thucydides. With whose approaches I will assess Thucydides as a human and historian. I will pick up questions other commentarial historians and make use of those to describe the aftermath and importance of Thucydides works as well as to place it within its context of the development of historical writing. MAIN PART - HIS WAY OF BEING The decision that Thucydides wrote his works is just as notable than the power to adhere a lifelong to this difficult project in spite of all external disasters. This fact certainly establishes the question on: who was this man, Thucydides? And what was his intention to write 'The History of the Peloponnesian War'? For David Cartwright, who started his Introduction on Thucydides' Life with the words "Thucydides, the Athenian historian, records that he lived through the

Fall of the Roman Republic

Fall of the Roman Republic
Author: Plutarch
Release: 2006-02-23
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780141925486
Language: en
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Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. Whether describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: CORNELL:31924026602437
Language: en
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The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War
Author: Professor J F Lazenby
Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781134341016
Language: en
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The range and extent of the Peloponnesian War of the fifth century BC has led to it being described as a 'world war' in miniature. With the struggle between Athens and Sparta at its core, the twenty-seven-year conflict drew in states from all points of the compass; from Byzantion in the north, Crete in the south, Asia Minor in the east and Sicily in the west. Since Thucydides described the war as 'the greatest disturbance to befall the Greeks' numerous studies have been made of individual episodes and topics. This authoritative work is the first single-volume study of the entire war to be published in over seventy-five years. Lazenby avoids the tendency of allowing historiography to obscure the analysis, and while paying due attention to detail, also looks at the fundamental questions of warfare raised by the conflict. Within a narrative framework, Lazenby concentrates on the fighting itself, and examining the way in which both strategy and tactics developed as the conflict spread. Not afraid to challenge accepted views, he assesses the war as a military rather than a political endeavour, evaluating issues such as the advantages and limitations of sea power. A readable and clear survey, this text offers a balanced discussion of controversial themes, and will appeal to ancient historians, classicists and all those who are interested in military history.

The history of the Peloponnesian war tr by W Smith To which are annexed three preliminary discourses

The history of the Peloponnesian war  tr  by W  Smith  To which are annexed three preliminary discourses
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1781
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590980902
Language: en
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Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:867866410
Language: en
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History of the Peloponnesian War A Companion Bks 3 5

History of the Peloponnesian War  A Companion Bks  3 5
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1996
Editor: Bristol Classical Press
Pages: 83
ISBN: UVA:X006043389
Language: en
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