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  • Thucydides

    Thucydides’ classic chronicle of the war between Athens and Sparta from 431 to 404 BCE persists as one of the most brilliant histories of all time. As one who actually participated in the conflict, Thucydides recognized the effect it would have on the history of Greece above all other wars. With a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance, he compiled an exhaustively factual record of the disaster that eventually ended the Athenian empire. Conflicts between Athens and Sparta over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 BCE, when the entire Greek world was plunged into twenty-seven years of war. This watershed event concerns not only military...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' Histories is the history of the first 20 years of the war between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from 431 until 404 B.C., also known as the Peloponnesian War. It is the life's work of a very sophisticated, efficient and active man which gives us a deep insight to the occurences of his time and human nature. Ancient text read with contemporary Greek pronunciation. Book 1 of 8. (Summary by...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' Histories is the history of the first 20 years of the war between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from 431 until 404 B.C., also known as the Peloponnesian War. It is the life's work of a very sophisticated, efficient and active man which gives us a deep insight to the occurences of his time and human nature. Ancient text read with contemporary Greek pronunciation. Book 4 of 8. (Summary by...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' Histories is the history of the first 20 years of the war between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from 431 until 404 B.C., also known as the Peloponnesian War. It is the life's work of a very sophisticated, efficient and active man which gives us a deep insight to the occurences of his time and human nature. Ancient text read with contemporary Greek pronunciation. Book 6 of 8. (Summary by...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' Histories is the history of the first 20 years of the war between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from 431 until 404 B.C., also known as the Peloponnesian War. It is the life's work of a very sophisticated, efficient and active man which gives us a deep insight to the occurences of his time and human nature. Ancient text read with contemporary Greek pronunciation. Book 2 of 8. (Summary by...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' Histories is the history of the first 20 years of the war between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from 431 until 404 B.C., also known as the Peloponnesian War. It is the life's work of a very sophisticated, efficient and active man which gives us a deep insight to the occurences of his time and human nature. Ancient text read with contemporary Greek pronunciation. Book 3 of 8. (Summary by...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' Histories is the history of the first 20 years of the war between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from 431 until 404 B.C., also known as the Peloponnesian War. It is the life's work of a very sophisticated, efficient and active man which gives us a deep insight to the occurences of his time and human nature. Ancient text read with contemporary Greek pronunciation. Book 5 of 8. (Summary by...read more

  • Thucydides

    Why do nations go to war? What are citizens willing to die for? What justifies foreign invasion? And does might always make right? For nearly 2,500 years, students, politicians, political thinkers, and military leaders have read the eloquent and shrewd speeches in Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War for profound insights into military conflict, diplomacy, and the behavior of people and countries in times of crisis. How to Think about War presents the most influential and compelling of these speeches in an elegant new translation by classicist Johanna Hanink, accompanied by an enlightening introduction. Thucydides intended his account of the clash between classical Greece's...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational enquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war, but also of the future course of human history. This abridgement features Richard Crawley's classic translation, which has been updated by Ian...read more

  • Thucydides

    Thukydides beschrieb den Peloponnesischen Krieg (431 bis 404 v. Chr.) zwischen dem von Athen geführten Attischen Seebund und dem Peloponnesischen Bund unter Sparta bis zum Jahr 411 v. Chr. Er bemühte sich um eine genaue Ermittelung der Tatsachen und wertfreie Darstellung von Ursachen und Wirkungen. Daher gilt er als Begründer einer objektiven Geschichtswissenschaft. Bemerkenswert sind seine Ansichten über die menschliche...read more