The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War

A New Translation, Backgrounds, Interpretations

Book - 1998
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Thucydides' military and diplomatic acumen, his understanding of human psychology, and his narrative skill have shaped the writing of history for over two thousand years. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides supplementary selections from Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and twentieth-century journalist, Walter Karp. "Interpretations" includes richly varied assessments of Thucydides by Theodor Gomperz, Francis M. Cornford, Charles N. Chochrane, R. G. Collingwood, Albert Cook, Cynthia Farrar, Adam Parry, Glen Bowersock, Robert Gilpin, Michael Doyle, and Gregory Crane.The edition also includes fourteen maps, a chronology, a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c1998
ISBN: 9780393971675
Branch Call Number: 938.05 THU
Characteristics: xxvii, 554 p. :,maps ;,24 cm


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Jun 05, 2015

The book is compelling and a real eye-opener about how and why nations wage war, fight to protect their empire, and the total lack of rights of the conquered. Little change between then and now.

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