History Of The Peloponnesian War

History Of The Peloponnesian War

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A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced

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Genre : History
Author by : Thucydides
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1972
File : 648 Pages
ISBN : 9780140440393


The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War

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Presents an English translation of the Greek text which provides an account of the people and events involved in the long, fifth-century conflict between Athens and Sparta, and includes notes, a glossary, and other resources.

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Genre : History
Author by : Thucydides
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 1998-03-13
File : 530 Pages
ISBN : 0872203948


The History Of The Peloponnesian War

The History Of The Peloponnesian War

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Genre : Greece
Author by : Thucydides
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Release : 1830
File : Pages
ISBN : PRNC:32101075724748


The History Of The Peloponnesian War

The History Of The Peloponnesian War

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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 seminal events of the age - a war that resulted in the collapse of Athenian power and the rise of Sparta - Thucydides took care to build a single, beautifully-structured argument that was faithful to chronology and took remarkably few liberties with the source materials. He avoided the sort of assumptions that make earlier works frustrating for modern scholars, for example seeking reasons for outcomes that were rooted in human actions and agency, not in the will of the gods. And he was careful to explain where he had obtained much of his information. As a work of structure - and as a work of reasoning - The History of the Peloponnesian War continues to inspire, be read and be taught more than 2,000 years after it was written.

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Author by : Mark Fisher
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
File : Pages
ISBN : 9781351351355


A New History Of The Peloponnesian War

A New History Of The Peloponnesian War

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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 of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectualachievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of thewar

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Genre : History
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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-10-27
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1444315684


Fall Of The Roman Republic

Fall Of The Roman Republic

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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 harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.

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Genre : History
Author by : Plutarch
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2006-02-23
File : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9780141925486


The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides

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Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

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Genre : History
Author by : Thucydides
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-04
File : 713 Pages
ISBN : 9781416590873


A Naval History Of The Peloponnesian War

A Naval History Of The Peloponnesian War

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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 the Battle of Chalcis, where her ships literally ran rings round the opposition but this gap closed as her enemies adapted. The great amphibious expedition to Sicily was a watershed, a strategic blunder compounded by tactical errors which brought defeat and irreplaceable losses. Although Athens continued to win victories at sea, at Arginusae for example, her naval strength had been severely weakened while the Spartans built up their fleets with Persian subsidies. It was another naval defeat, at Aegispotomi (405 BC) that finally sealed Athens fate. Marc De Santis narrates these stirring events while analyzing the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the war at sea.

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Genre : History
Author by : Marc G. de Santis
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2017-04-30
File : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9781473861602


On Justice Power And Human Nature

On Justice Power And Human Nature

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Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

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Genre : History
Author by : Thucydides
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 1993-10-01
File : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781603845076


New History Of The Peloponnesian War

New History Of The Peloponnesian War

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A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

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Genre : History
Author by : Donald Kagan
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2013-02-15
File : 1837 Pages
ISBN : 9780801467288