Penguin Classics: History of the Peloponnesian War

Penguin Classics: History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides


Authors
Thucydides
ISBN
9780140440393
Published
Released
31 / 12 / 1963
Binding
Paperback
Pages
656
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 28mm

'My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever.' Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.
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'My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever.' Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.
ISBN:
9780140440393
Publication Date:
31 / 12 / 1963
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
129 x 198 x 28mm

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