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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.

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.

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With the detachment of a clinician and dramatic talent of a poet, Thucydides (ca. 460-400 B.C.E.) chronicles the bitter rivalry between Athens and Sparta--"antiquity's Vietnam" (according to the May-June 1998 Utne Reader).
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ISBN:
9781573922166
Translator:
Jowett, Benjamin
Author:
Jowett, Benjamin
Author:
Thucydides
Author:
Thucydides 431 BC
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Peloponnesian war, 431-404 b.c.
Subject:
Greece History Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Subject:
Greece - History - Peloponnesian War, 431-
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Ancient - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Minds Series
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
514
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.43 x 1.68 in 2 lb

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