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The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession 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, andlt;Iandgt;The Peloponnesian Warandlt;/Iandgt; is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. andlt;BRandgt; 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. andlt;Iandgt;The Landmark Thucydidesandlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, andlt;Iandgt;The Peloponnesian Warandlt;/Iandgt; stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.

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This revised edition of Richard Crawley's classic 1874 translation is enhanced with more than 100 maps, extensive annotations, brief biographies of important figures, and invaluable historical, political, and cultural background.

Synopsis:

Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 631-634) and index.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Robert B. Strasslerandlt;/Bandgt; is an unaffiliated scholar whose articles have appeared in the andlt;Iandgt;Journal of Hellenic Studies.andlt;/Iandgt; He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction by Victor Davis Hanson

Editor's Note

Key to Map Symbols

Calendar of the Peloponnesian War

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Book Four

Book Five

Book Six

Book Seven

Book Eight

Epilogue

Theaters of Operation in the Peloponnesian War

Appendix A The Athenian Government in Thucydides

Alan L. Boegehold, Brown University

Appendix B The Athenian Empire in Thucydides

Alan L. Boegehold, Brown University

Appendix C Spartan Institutions in Thucydides

Paul Cartledge, Clare College, Cambridge University

Appendix D The Peloponnesian League in Thucydides

Paul Cartledge, Clare College, Cambridge University

Appendix E The Persians in Thucydides

Robert B. Strassler

Appendix F Land Warfare in Thucydides

Victor Davis Hanson, California State University at Fresno

Appendix G Trireme Warfare in Thucydides

Nicolle Hirschfeld, University of Texas at Austin

Appendix H Dialects and Ethnic Groups in Thucydides

William F. Wyatt, Brown University

Appendix I Religious Festivals in Thucydides

Gregory Crane, Tufts University

Appendix J Classical Greek Currency in Thucydides

Thomas R. Martin, College of the Holy Cross

Appendix K Calendars and Dating Systems in Thucydides

Thomas R. Martin, College of the Holy Cross

Glossary

Bibliography of Ancient Sources

Concise Bibliography of Modern Sources

Acknowledgments

Index

Reference Maps

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684827902
Introduction:
Hanson, Victor Davis
Author:
Hanson, Victor Davis
Editor:
Strassler, Robert B.
Author:
Strassler, Robert B.
Author:
Thucydides
Author:
Thucydides 431 BC
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Peloponnesian war, 431-404 b.c.
Subject:
Greece History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Greece - History - Peloponnesian War, 431-
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
peloponnesian war, athens, sparta, war, military strategy, military philosophy, richard crawley translation, great book sof western civilization
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 maps, illus. t/o
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 43.295 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,

Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession 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.

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