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History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides; Rex Warner; M I Finley
Publisher: Harmondsworth, England; Baltimore, MD. : Penguin Books, [1972] ©1972
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens an Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim that his writing was designed to last forever. Thucydides himself (c-460-400 B.C.) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thucydides; Rex Warner; M I Finley
ISBN: 0140440399 9780140440393
OCLC Number: 777896
Notes: This translation first published: 1954.
Description: 648 pages : maps ; 19 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Dispute over Epidamus --
Dispute over Corcyra --
Dispute over Potidea --
Debate at Sparta and declaration of war --
Pentevontaetia --
Allied Congress at Sparts --
Stories of Pausnias and Themistocles --
The Spartan ulttimatum and Pericles reply --
Outbreak of War --
First year of the War --
Pericles' Funeral oration --
Plague --
Policy of Pericles --
Fall of Potidaea --
Siege of Plataea --
Victories of Phormio --
Thrace and Macedonia --
Revolt of Mytilene --
Mytilenian debate --
End of Plateea --
Civil War in Corcyra --
Operations in Sicily and Greece --
End of sixth year of war --
Athenian success at Pylos --
Further Athenian succcesses --
Peace in Sicily --
Fighting at Megara --
Brasidas in Thrace --
Athenian defeat at delium --
Brasidas captures Amphipolis --
Armistice between Athens and Sparta --
End of the Ninth year of war --
Book of Amphipolis --
Peace of Nicias --
Negotiations with Argos --
Alliance between Athens and Argos --
Campaigns in the Peloponnese --
Battle of Mantinea --
Melian Dialogue --
Sicilian antiquities --
Launching of the Sicilian expedition --
Debate at Syracuse --
Athenians arrive in Sicily --
Story of Harmodius and Aristogiton --
Recall of Alcibiades --
Arhenian victory before Syracuse ---
Debate at Camarina --
Alcibiades in Sparta --
More Athenian successes at Syracuse --
Gylippus in Syracuse --
Letter of Nicias --
Fortification of Decelea --
Athenian defeat in the Great Harbour --
Athenian defeat at Epipolae --
Syracusian victory at Sea --
Destruction of the Athenian expedition --
Alarm at Athens --
Beginning of Persian intervention --
Oligarchic coup --
Athenian victory of Cynossema --
Appendices. Appendix 1. The Spartan (Peloponnesian) and Athenian Leagues ; Appendix 2. Greek monetary systems ; Appendix 3. The Melian dialogue ; Appendix 4. Notes on Book VIII.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: History of the Peloponnesian War.
Responsibility: Thucydides ; translated by Rex Warner, with an introduction and notes by M. I. Finley.
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Presents a contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta. This title compiles a factual record of this disastrous conflict.  Read more...


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