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The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the entire Greek world was plunged into 27 years of war. Thucydides applied a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this exhaustively factual record of the disastrous conflict that eventually ended the Athenian empire.

Synopsis:

The enduring account of the clash between two great powers

Synopsis:

A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced.

Synopsis:

Written 400 years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever."

About the Author

Thucydides (c. 460 b.c.-400 b.c.) was a general who was exiled for his failure to defend the Greek city of Amphipolis in Thrace. During his exile, he began compiling histories and accounts of the war from various participants.

Rex Warner (1905-1986) was a classical scholar of Wadham College, Oxford, and served as university professor of the University of Connecticut.

M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.

Table of Contents

Translated by Rex Warner with an Introduction and Notes by M. I. Finley

Introduction

Translator's Note

Book I

Introduction

The Dispute over Epidamnus

The Dispute over Corcyra

The Dispute over Potidaea

The Debate at Sparta and Declaration of War

The Pentecontaetia

The Allied Congress at Sparta

The Stories of Pausanias and Themistocles

The Spartan Ultimatum and Pericles' Reply

Book II

Outbreak of War

The First Year of the War

Pericles' Funeral Oration

The Plague

The Policy of Pericles

The Fall of Potidaea

The Siege of Plataea

Victories of Phormio

Thrace and Macedonia

Book III

Revolt of Mytilene

The Mytilenian Debate

The End of Plataea

Civil War in Corcyra

Operations in Sicily and Greece

End of Sixth Year of War

Book IV

Athenian Success at Pylos

Final Victory at Pylos

Further Athenian Successes

Peace in Sicily

Fighting at Megara

Brasidas in Thrace

Athenian Defeat at Delium

Brasidas Captures Amphipolis

Armistice between Athens and Sparta

End of Ninth Year of War

Book V

Battle of Amphipolis

Peace of Nicias

Negotiations with Argos

Alliance between Athens and Argos

Campaigns in the Peloponnese

Battle of Mantinea

The Melian Dialogue

Book VI

Sicilian Antiquities

Launching of the Sicilian Expedition

The Debate at Syracuse

The Athenians Arrive in Sicily

The Story of Harmodius and Aristogiton

Recall of Alcibiades

Athenian Victory before Syracuse

The Debate at Camarina

Alcibiades in Sparta

More Athenian Successes at Syracuse

Book VII

Gylippus Arrives in Syracuse

Letter of Nicias

Fortification of Decelea

Athenian Defeat in the Great Harbour

Athenian Defeat at Epipolae

Syracusan Victory at Sea

Destruction of the Athenian Expedition

Book VIII

Alarm at Athens

Beginning of Persian Intervention

The Oligarchic Coup

Athenian Victory at Cynossema

Appendices

Bibliography

Maps

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440393
Translator:
Warner, Rex
Introduction:
Finley, Moses I.
Translator:
Warner, Rex
Introduction by:
Finley, Moses I.
Introduction:
Finley, Moses I.
Author:
Thucydides 431 BC
Author:
Thucydides
Author:
Warner, Rex
Author:
Finley, M. I.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
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 CONTRIBUTION: Warner, Rex, = tr. CONTRIBUTION: Finley, M. I. = ed.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Greece - History - Peloponnesian War, 431-
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
1972
Publication Date:
19540931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
7.88x5.08x1.13 in. .97 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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