Thucydides: The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)


Thucydides' vintage paintings is a foundational textual content within the heritage of Western political proposal. His narrative of the nice warfare among Athens and Sparta within the 5th century BC is now visible as a hugely subtle research of the character of political energy itself: its workout and results, its brokers and sufferers, and the arguments during which it really is defended and deployed. it's accordingly more and more learn as a textual content in politics, diplomacy and political thought, whose scholars will locate in Thucydides many amazing modern resonances. This variation seeks to offer the writer and the textual content of their right old context. the recent translation is very delicate to the hazards of anachronism, and the notes and huge reference fabric supply scholars with the entire worthy ancient, cultural and linguistic historical past they should interact with the textual content by itself phrases.

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