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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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Thucydides, its author, is very possibly the first modern historian. Read more Read less. Get to Know Us.

Thucydides, its author, is very possibly the first modern historian. For example, he describes a relationship between state power and tyranny: Wraner Submit to Film Festivals. Reading The Peloponnesian War is like using a time machine. You are likely to be very surprised, for example, at how similar some of nowaday’s justifications for taking advantage of power without paying attention to justice are to those that Thucydides already made a long time ago.

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I was especially taken aback by how well he expresses his ideas regarding the fact that “power makes right” in the Melian debate.

The parallels to current events are almost eerie from the “neocon” Alcibiades urging Athens to the Iraquian Syracuse war disaster to the oligarchy displacing the Athenian democracy Thucydides wrote some political dialogues and monologues that allow us to understand some aspects of the conflict and many of his ideas better. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The introduction to this edition also highlights that the author sometimes made up some of the speeches from the data he hadand was present when others were pronounced. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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He examines methodically many events, paying special attention to facts. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Reading The Peloponnesian War is like using a time machine. Showing of reviews. Sorry I can’t be of more help but it will be a while before I do. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


Also, if you can, try to relate some of Thucydides themes to our modern world. Rex Warner was a Professor of the University of Connecticut from until his retirement in He was born in and went to Wadham College, Oxford, where he gained a “first” in Classical Moderations, and took a degree in English Literature. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

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