The Landmark Thucydides
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The Landmark Thucydides

A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Robert B. Strassler, Robert B. Strassler

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The Landmark Thucydides

A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

Robert B. Strassler, Robert B. Strassler

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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 the 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. Written centuries before the rise of modern historiography, Thucydides' narrative is not continuous or linear. His authoritative chronicle of what he considered the greatest war of all time is rigorous and meticulous, yet omits the many aids to comprehension modern readers take for granted—such as brief biographies of the story's main characters, maps and other visual enhancements, and background on the military, cultural, and political traditions of ancient Greece.Robert Strassler's new edition amends these omissions, and not only provides a new coherence to the narrative overall but effectively reconstructs 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 depth, and numerous other useful features. Readers will find that with this edition they can dip into the text at any point and be immediately oriented with regard to the geography, season, date, and stage of the conflict.In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands near the top. This handsome, elegant, and authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.

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Publisher
Free Press
Year
1998
ISBN
9781439106594

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Dedication
  3. Introduction
  4. Editor’s Note
  5. Key to Map Symbols
  6. Calendar of the Peloponnesian War
  7. Book One
  8. Book Two
  9. Book Three
  10. Book Four
  11. Book Five
  12. Book Six
  13. Book Seven
  14. Book Eight
  15. Epilogue
  16. Theaters of Operation in the Peloponnesian War
  17. Appendix A. The Athenian Government in Thucydides
  18. Appendix B. The Athenian Empire in Thucydides
  19. Appendix C. Spartan Institutions in Thucydides
  20. Appendix D. The Peloponnesian League in Thucydides
  21. Appendix E. The Persians in Thucydides
  22. Appendix F. Land Warfare in Thucydides Victor Davis Hanson
  23. Appendix G. Trireme Warfare in Thucydides
  24. Appendix H. Dialects and Ethnic Groups in Thucydides
  25. Appendix I. Religious Festivals in Thucydides
  26. Appendix J. Classical Greek Currency in Thucydides
  27. Appendix K. Calendars and Dating Systems in Thucydides
  28. Glossary
  29. Bibliography of Ancient Sources
  30. Concise Bibliography of Modern Sources
  31. Acknowledgments
  32. About Robert B. Strassler
  33. Index
  34. Reference Maps
  35. Copyright
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[author missing]. (1998). The Landmark Thucydides ([edition unavailable]). Free Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/779849/the-landmark-thucydides-a-comprehensive-guide-to-the-peloponnesian-war-pdf (Original work published 1998)

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