The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics)


"The maximum historian that ever lived." Such used to be Macaulay's evaluate of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his background of the Peloponnesian conflict, the momentous fight among Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, concerned nearly the complete of the Greek global, and led to the autumn of Athens. A player within the battle himself, Thucydides brings to his historical past an grand mind, wonderful narrative, and penetrating research of the character of strength, because it impacts either states and participants. Of the prose writers of the traditional global, Thucydides has had extra lasting impact on western proposal than all yet Plato and Aristotle. This new version combines a masterly new translation via Martin Hammond with entire assisting fabric, together with summaries of person Books; textual notes; a entire analytical index; an appendix on weights, measures and distances, cash, and calendars; ten maps; an up to date bibliography; and an illuminating creation by means of P.J. Rhodes.

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