The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 2008-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 713
ISBN: 9781416590873
Language: en
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Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Release: 1998-09-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 752
ISBN: 9781439106594
Language: en
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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers. The Landmark Thucydides includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety, and numerous other useful features. In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides,Robert B. Strassler,Victor Davis Hanson
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 707
ISBN: OCLC:897504300
Language: en
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The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1012175571
Language: en
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Landmark Thucydides

Landmark Thucydides
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1004383625
Language: en
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The Landmark Arrian

The Landmark Arrian
Author: James S. Romm
Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9781400079674
Language: en
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During twelve years of continuous campaigns, Alexander conquered an empire that stretched from the shores of the Adriatic to the edge of modern India. Arrian's history of those conquests is the most reliable and detailed account to emerge from the ancient world. --from publisher description

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika
Author: Xenophon,John Marincola
Release: 2009
Editor: Pantheon
Pages: 579
ISBN: 9780375422553
Language: en
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Narrates events surrounding the political alliances between Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia in the years 411 to 362 B.C.E., in a text that includes excerpts from Diordorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus historian.

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace
Author: Donald Kagan
Release: 1997
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 606
ISBN: 0712673504
Language: en
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From the councils of the Athenian generals to the staff room of the German high command to meetings in the Kennedy White House, Donald Kagan shows the world's great leaders making the critical decisions of peace and war.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Perez Zagorin
Release: 2009-02-09
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781400826797
Language: en
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This book is a concise, readable introduction to the Greek author Thucydides, who is widely regarded as one of the foremost historians of all time. Why does Thucydides continue to matter today? Perez Zagorin answers this question by examining Thucydides' landmark History of the Peloponnesian War, one of the great classics of Western civilization. This history, Zagorin explains, is far more than a mere chronicle of the conflict between Athens and Sparta, the two superpowers of Greece in the fifth century BCE. It is also a remarkable story of politics, decision-making, the uses of power, and the human and communal experience of war. Zagorin maintains that the work remains of permanent interest because of the exceptional intellect that Thucydides brought to the writing of history, and to the originality, penetration, and the breadth and intensity of vision that inform his narrative. The first half of Zagorin's book discusses the intellectual and historical background to Thucydides' work and its method, structure, and view of the causes of the war. The following chapters deal with Thucydides' portrayal of the Athenian leader Pericles and his account of some of the main episodes of the war, such as the revolution in Corcyra and the Athenian invasion of Sicily. The book concludes with an insightful discussion of Thucydides as a thinker and philosophic historian. Designed to introduce both students and general readers to a work that is an essential part of a liberal education, this book seeks to encourage readers to explore Thucydides--one of the world's greatest historians--for themselves.

The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780307455444
Language: en
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Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic Wars served two purposes- to offer a record of Caesar's travels and insights into his military strategies, and to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader-which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for control of the empire. Caesar chronicles his struggle to rule in The Civil Wars, from his crossing of the Rubicon in 49 B.C. through the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the ongoing efforts of Pompey's heirs and followers to remove Caesar from power. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition-edited by Robert B. Strassler and Kurt A. Raaflaub-supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations to place the work in historical and political context. And with stunning endpapers and color illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format paperback makes a terrific gift for history buffs and fans of the classics.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 2013-03-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781107328150
Language: en
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Thucydides' classic work is a foundational text in the history of Western political thought. His narrative of the great war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC is now seen as a highly sophisticated study of the nature of political power itself: its exercise and effects, its agents and victims, and the arguments through which it is defended and deployed. It is therefore increasingly read as a text in politics, international relations and political theory, whose students will find in Thucydides many striking contemporary resonances. This edition seeks to present the author and the text in their proper historical context. The new translation is particularly sensitive to the risks of anachronism, and the notes and extensive reference material provide students with all the necessary historical, cultural and linguistic background they need to engage with the text on its own terms.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Donald Kagan
Release: 2009
Editor: Viking Adult
Pages: 257
ISBN: UOM:39076002844657
Language: en
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A Yale professor's reassessment of the life and contributions of the ancient revisionist historian places him in a context of his time, citing the pivotal influence of his refusal to credit the gods or individuals with the societal events documented in The Peloponnesian War.

A War Like No Other

A War Like No Other
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781588364906
Language: en
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One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Thucydides wrote the standard history of the Peloponnesian War, which has given readers throughout the ages a vivid and authoritative narrative. But Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of battle in multifaceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present. Hanson compellingly portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander, artists, among them Aristophanes, and thinkers including Sophocles and Plato. Hanson’s perceptive analysis of events and personalities raises many thought-provoking questions: Were Athens and Sparta like America and Russia, two superpowers battling to the death? Is the Peloponnesian War echoed in the endless, frustrating conflicts of Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and the current Middle East? Or was it more like America’s own Civil War, a brutal rift that rent the fabric of a glorious society, or even this century’s “red state—blue state” schism between liberals and conservatives, a cultural war that manifestly controls military policies? Hanson daringly brings the facts to life and unearths the often surprising ways in which the past informs the present. Brilliantly researched, dynamically written, A War Like No Other is like no other history of this important war.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
Author: Ryan Balot,Sarah Forsdyke,Edith Foster
Release: 2017-02-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 773
ISBN: 9780190647742
Language: en
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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:867866410
Language: en
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Lords of the Sea

Lords of the Sea
Author: John R. Hale
Release: 2009-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101050859
Language: en
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The epic true story of Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis, and a rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. With Lords of the Sea, renowned archaeologist John R. Hale presents, for the first time, the definitive history of the epic battles, the fearsome ships, and the men-from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues-that established Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair, Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with these heroes, their turbulent careers, and far-flung expeditions, bringing back to light a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: CORNELL:31924026602437
Language: en
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The Friends of Freeland

The Friends of Freeland
Author: Brad Leithauser
Release: 1998-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780679772705
Language: en
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The tiny republic of Freeland is in danger from the seductive intrusions of the world Down Below, as is the outsized, grandiloquent Hannibal Hannibalson, who is running for his fifth term as president, in this hilarious work of vast charm and inventiveness by the author of "Equal Distance".

The Other Greeks

The Other Greeks
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Release: 1999-12-22
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 566
ISBN: 0520209354
Language: en
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Victor Hanson shows that the "Greek revolution" was not the rise of a free and democratic urban culture, but rather the historic innovation of the independent family farm."--BOOK JACKET.

Fields Without Dreams

Fields Without Dreams
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 289
ISBN: UOM:39015031840195
Language: en
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During the 1980s, 2,000 family farms went out of business every week. Fields Without Dreams tells Hanson's passionate, angry, loving, and lyrical story. A fifth-generation California vine and fruit grower, Hanson and his family faced an overwhelming personal crisis when the great "raisin boom" of the 1970s was followed by the great "raisin crash" of the 1980s.