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Thucydides : an introduction for the common reader

Author: Perez Zagorin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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"This book is a concise, readable introduction to the Greek author Thucydides, who is widely regarded as one of the foremost historians of all time. Why does Thucydides continue to matter today? Perez Zagorin answers this question by examining Thucydides' landmark History of the Peloponnesian War, one of the great classics of Western civilization. This history, Zagorin explains, is far more than a mere chronicle of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thucydides.; Thucydide; Thucydide.; Thucydides.; Thucydides; Thucydide - Pensée politique et sociale.; Thucydide / Histoire de la guerre du Péloponnèse.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Perez Zagorin
ISBN: 0691123519 9780691123516 9780691138800 069113880X
OCLC Number: 57010364
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Multivolume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences 2006.
Description: xiii, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Thucydides' history and its background --
The subject, method, and structure of Thucydides' history --
Thucydides on the causes of the war --
Thucydides and Pericles --
Scenes from the Archidamian War, Mytilene, Plataea, Corcyra, Pylos --
Dialogue at Melos, the Sicilian expedition --
Endings --
Thucydides as a philosophic historian.
Responsibility: Perez Zagorin.
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