History of the Peloponnesian War. by Thucydides; Warner Publisher Harmondsworth, Eng., Baltimore] Penguin Books. Collection americana. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Thucydides. Penguin Books Limited, Feb 28, – History – pages He took a small part in the Peloponnesian War when it broke out in BC.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Thucydides is hard to translate because even in his time his writing was criticized for neologisms, very quirky metaphors and abstractions and odd turns of phrase. darner

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As a work, it could be a 21st Century treatise. You will find that easier that you might think, and it will make you pay more attention to what you are reading. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Thucydides, its author, is very possibly the first modern historian. Thucydides fought in the war as a general but was then exiled by Athens.


His account of the war has great immediacy, and the reader has the sensation of being wr to directly from a distance of 2, years. This one does used modern terminology that is sometimes jarring in the context of the era of the history, So Thucydides was not an easy read for histort contemporaries and thus a “good translation” that reads easily also fails to convey the characteristic of the actual work itself. Please try again later.

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Editorial Reviews Language Notes Text: By Thucydides – Illustrated Kindle Edition. It is rather astonishing how objective this Athenian was when he analyzed the war, and all that happened immediately before it.

Plato Symposium Hackett Classics. Get to Know Us. As an exile, he traveled freely during two more decades of the war and spoke to witnesses on both sides.

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