The Peloponnesian War, Book 4

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 13, 1998 - History - 530 pages
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The first unabridged translation into American English, and the first to take into account the wealth of Thucydidean scholarship of the last half of the twentieth century, Steven Lattimore's translation sets a new standard for accuracy and reliability. Notes provide information necessary for a fuller understanding of problematic passages, explore their implications as well as the problems they may pose, and shed light on Thucydides as a distinctive literary artist as well as a source for historians and political theorists.
  

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I was shocked at how much I loved this from first read. I know that often the view people have towards classics is of something boring, stiff, and stodgy--an absolute slog to get through. Right now, I ... Read full review

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Loosely put, Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War describes the war between Athens and Sparta which took place over 431-404 B.C. That may sound incredibly dry, and I suppose you have to have a strong ... Read full review

Contents

Bookl
1
The immediate causes of the war clashes between 2465
9
Second meeting of the Peloponnesians at Sparta 11825 56
25
Exchange of complaints between Sparta and 12646
46
Plataia besieged by the Peloponnesians and 7194 110
71
Book 2
72
Macedon invaded by aThracian ally of Athens End 95102 124
95
Book 3
130
Athenian expedition against Melos dialogue 84116
294
Book 6
302
Expedition to Sicily launched Nikias and 832
310
misgivings against the expedition accusations
333
Alcibiades defection to Spartans his role in 89105
351
Book 7
360
Athenian navy defeated by Syracusans and their 3149
374
Desperate attempt of the Athenians to escape by sea 5071
386

Surrender of Plataia trial and execution of the 5168
154
Civil war on Corcyra authors observations on the 6990
164
Demosthenes and the Athenians defeated in Aitolia 91104
174
Victories of Athenians under Demosthenes in 10516
181
Book 4
187
Athenian successes against Sparta General peace 5274
213
Armistice between the Athenians and the Spartans 11735
241
Books
252
Peace and fiftyyear alliance between Athens and 1339
260
Alliance between the Athenians and the Argives and 4083
274
Athenian retreat by land under constant enemy 7287
398
Book 8
408
Renewed fighting Spartans discouraged by defeat at 718
415
Rupture between Spartans and Alcibiades his 4560
432
Democracy at Athens replaced by narrow and 6188
441
Disintegration and overthrow of oligarchy at 89109
456
Abbreviations
469
Index of Speeches
484
Index
492
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Steven Lattimore is Associate Professor of Classics and Classical Archeology, University of California, Los Angeles.

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