Complete writings: The Peloponnesian war
A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fourth in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information.
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Quite important and yet sadly among many other books an American is unlikely to ever hear about, let alone read. Gives a flavor of both the times and places that we might never have gotten from any other source.
Causes of the WarThe Affair of Epidamnuo
Congress of the Pejoponnesian Confederacy
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