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The Landmark Thucydides : A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Price comparison product image The Landmark Thucydides : A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
Paperback. Pub Date :1998-09-28 Pages: 752 Language: English Publisher: The Free Press Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta a possession for all time. and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals. statesmen. and liberally educated citizens for more than 2.000 years. The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military. moral. political. and philosophical wisdom. However. this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strasslers new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall. and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation. updated and revised for modern readers. The Lan...
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