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The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics)

Thucydides

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/15/1989)
Hardcover (6/1/1998)
Paperback (6/1/1998)
Paperback (7/17/1998)

Description

The greatest historian that ever lived. Such was Macaulay's assessment of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek
world, and ended in the fall of Athens. A participant in the war himself, Thucydides brings to his history an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of the prose writers of the ancient world, Thucydides has
had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This new edition combines a masterly new translation by Martin Hammond with comprehensive supporting material, including summaries of individual Books; textual notes; a comprehensive analytical index; an appendix on
weights, measures and distances, money, and calendars; ten maps; an up-to-date bibliography; and an illuminating introduction by P.J. Rhodes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert
introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780192821911, 784pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2009



About the Author

Martin Hammond has published translations of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. P. J. Rhodes is the author of numerous books and articles, including A History of the Classical Greek World, 478-323 BC.