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The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War
  • Author : Thucydides,,Martin Hammond,P. J. Rhodes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 11 June 2009
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Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

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History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Loeb Classical Library
  • Release : 29 November 2021
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced. He tells about this, not in volumes of self-justification, but in one sentence of his history of the

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The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Author : Mark Fisher
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 05 July 2017
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Few works can claim to form the foundation stones of one entire academic discipline, let alone two, but Thucydides's celebrated History of the Peloponnesian War is not only one of the first great works of history, but also the departure point from which the modern discipline of international relations has been built. This is the case largely because the author is a master of analysis; setting out with the aim of giving a clear, well-reasoned account of one of the

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A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Author : Marc G. de Santis
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release : 30 April 2017
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Naval power played a vital role in the Peloponnesian War. The conflict pitted Athens against a powerful coalition including the preeminent land power of the day, Sparta. Only Athens superior fleet, her wooden walls, by protecting her vital supply routes allowed her to survive. It also allowed the strategic freedom of movement to strike back where she chose, most famously at Sphacteria, where a Spartan force was cut off and forced to surrender.Athens initial tactical superiority was demonstrated at

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A New History of the Peloponnesian War

A New History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 27 October 2009
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This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumentalconflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, andexamines the realities of the war and its effects on the averageAthenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War betweenAthens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the warbegan Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in orderto give readers a new sense of how the war affected theindividual Discusses the practicalities and realities

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Fall of the Roman Republic

Fall of the Roman Republic
  • Author : Plutarch
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 23 February 2006
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Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. Whether describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's

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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
  • Author : Ryan Balot,Sarah Forsdyke,Edith Foster
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 10 February 2017
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The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and

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The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
  • Author : Donald Kagan
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 16 January 2013
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The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with

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A War Like No Other

A War Like No Other
  • Author : Victor Davis Hanson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 30 November 2011
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One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end

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