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[PDF] ✓ The Peloponnesian War  ✫ Thucydides – Submitalink.info The Peloponnesian War 431 404 B.C.E Was The Greatest Disturbance In Greek History To That Time The Bitter Rivalry Between The Two Chief City States, Athens And Sparta, And Their Respective Allies Ended With The Ruin Of Athens Naval Hegemony And What The Greek Historian Thucydides Ca 460 400 B.C.E Called A Convulsion Affecting All Humankind With The Detachment Of A Clinician And The Dramatic Skill Of A Poet, Thucydides Recreates The Often Savage Events Of The War And Brings To Life Its Chief Protagonists Pericles, Nicias, Cleon, Alcibiades, And Others The First Of The Scientific Historians, Thucydides Makes Use Of Documentary Material And Relies On Eyewitness Accounts Even Where Direct Documentary Evidence Is Lacking, His Keen Understanding Of Human Nature Helps Him To Uncover The Truth Of What Actually Happened The Loftiness Of Its Ideals, Its Painstaking Research, And Its Beauty Of Expression Have Made The History Of The Peloponnesian War A Work That Is In The Author S Own Words, A Possession For All Time.

10 thoughts on “The Peloponnesian War

  1. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    Towards the end of this book I had a flashback of watching an episode of Mastermind in the 80s, the contestant had chosen the Spartan military as their specialist subject was asked being asked by Magnus Magnusson, the Icelandic Viking who swooped down from the north to Britain as a child to become a TV quiz host, why the Spartans had stopped their campaign on one particular occasion and gone home The correct answer was that this was in response to

  2. Cait • A Page with a View Cait • A Page with a View says:

    Somehow utterly captivating, yet mind numbingly boring at the same time maybe having a stronger interest in the time period would ve helped me.

  3. Alcyone Alcyone says:

    Favorite quote The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest, but if it is judged worthy by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the...

  4. Chris Chris says:

    I first read Thucydides in college, using Rex Warner s translation in the Penguin edition As a frosh with little background in ancient history and political science, I didn t have the proper perspective to realize Th s critical place in western historiography and political thought As a junior, I re read Th., this time in a course on ancient historians At that point, having had modest exposure to Hobbes, Machiavelli, Burke, Clausewitz and the like, I was better equipped

  5. Michael Michael says:

    If you ever wanted to tackle Thucydides, this is the way to do it It s beautifully laid out, with helpful maps and other material The reading experience is profoundly moving, not really for the style but for the sheer weight of human folly on display This s...

  6. Jim Jim says:

    What I love about the best ancient Greek literature is how startlingly modern it could be This is particularly true of Euripides whom I regard as a 21st century dramatist and The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides The accounts of the Corcycran revolution, the so called Melian Dialogue in which Athens shows itself to be somewhat less enlightened than repu...

  7. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    If you are going to read Thucydides, the Landmark version is the best place to start I read this after I became a fan of Strassler s The Landmark Herodotus The Histories For me, there is not much better than Thucydides speeches The Funeral Oration of Pericles , Diodotus to the Athenian Ecclesia , Demosthenes to his troops at Pylos Nicias before the last sea fight are all some of the mo...

  8. Cleo Cleo says:

    Probably 4.5 stars due to Thucydides dry narrative but an awesome read Political stupidity has not changed.

  9. umberto umberto says:

    3.5 starsFinally I could finish reading this book after many intervals of being content with what I knew, I didn t claim I enjoyed all of eight book Thucydides s account Compared to the other history classic of similar stature, Herodotus s The Histories translated by Aubrey de Selincourt, I think, isenjoyable and impressive regarding the world as viewed by the Greek historian in the fifth century B.C Contrastively in a smaller scale, Thucydides has ambitiously depicted the twenty seven 3.5 starsFinally

  10. Bettie☯ Bettie☯ says:

    BABThttp www.bbc.co.uk programmes b05s2pbmDescriptionMy work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever, ThucydidesAncient Greek historian Thucydides spellbinding first hand account chronicles the devastating 27 year long war between Athens and Sparta du...

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