By P. J. Rhodes, Thucydides, Martin Hammond
The best historian that ever lived 'Such was once Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his historical past of the Peloponnesian battle, the momentous fight among Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political platforms that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, concerned almost the full of the Greek global, and led to the autumn of Athens.
Thucydides himself used to be a player within the conflict; to his heritage he brings an amazing mind, impressive narrative, and penetrating research of the natureof energy, because it impacts either states and individuals.Of his personal paintings Thucydides wrote: 'I might be content material if [my heritage] is judged worthwhile via those that should want to have a transparent realizing of what occurred - and, such is the human situation, will take place back ... It used to be composed as an everlasting legacy, now not a showpiece for a unmarried hearing.' So it has proved. Of the prose writers of Greece and Rome Thucydides has had extra lasting effect on western concept than all yet Plato and Aristotle.
This new edition combines a masterly translation with accomplished aiding fabric.
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The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics) by P. J. Rhodes, Thucydides, Martin Hammond