The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics)

The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics)


"The maximum historian that ever lived." Such used to be Macaulay's overview of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his historical past of the Peloponnesian warfare, the momentous fight among Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, concerned nearly the full of the Greek international, and led to the autumn of Athens. A player within the battle himself, Thucydides brings to his historical past an amazing mind, superb narrative, and penetrating research of the character of strength, because it impacts either states and participants. Of the prose writers of the traditional international, Thucydides has had extra lasting impact on western notion than all yet Plato and Aristotle. This re-creation combines a masterly new translation via Martin Hammond with entire aiding fabric, together with summaries of person Books; textual notes; a entire analytical index; an appendix on weights, measures and distances, cash, and calendars; ten maps; an up to date bibliography; and an illuminating creation through P.J. Rhodes.

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