The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War (Google eBook)

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Robert B. Strassler
Simon and Schuster, 10 Σεπ 1998 - 752 σελίδες
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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 Strassler's 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 Landmark Thucydides includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety, and numerous other useful features.
In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.
  

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Review: The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Κριτική χρηστών  - Ian Fleischmann - Goodreads

Fear, Honor, and Interest. Applicable lessons for all time. Read Kagan's History of the Peloponnesian Wars as a compendium for better understanding. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Review: The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Κριτική χρηστών  - Bryan - Goodreads

This book is awesome! The Melian dialogue and Pericles funeral oration were my favorite parts. Highly recommended. Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

EPILOGUE
THEATERS OF OPERATION IN PELOPONNESIAN WAR
APPENDIX A The Athenian Government in Thucydides
APPENDIX B The Athenian Empire in Thucydides
APPENDIX C Spartan Institutions in Thucydides
APPENDIX D The Peloponnesian League in Thucydides
APPENDIX E The Persians in Thucydides
APPENDIX F Land Warfare in Thucydides

BOOK THREE
 
BOOK FOUR
 
BOOK FIVE
 
BOOK SIX
 
BOOK SEVEN
 
BOOK EIGHT
 
APPENDIX G Trireme Warfare in Thucydides
APPENDIX H Dialects and Ethnic Groups in Thucydides
APPENDIX I Religious Festivals in Thucydides
APPENDIX J Classical Greek Currency in Thucydides
APPENDIX K Calendars and Dating Systems in Thucydides
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT SOURCES
CONCISE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MODERN SOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INDEX
REFERENCE MAPS
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Robert B. Strassler is an unaffiliated scholar whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Hellenic Studies. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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