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Peloponnesian War

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ISBN-10: 0226801063

ISBN-13: 9780226801063

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: David Grene, Thucydides, Thomas Hobbes

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"Thomas Hobbes's translation of Thucydides brings together the magisterial prose of one of the greatest writers of the English language and the depth of mind and experience of one of the greatest writers of history in any language. . . . For every reason, the current availability of this great work is a boon."—Joseph Cropsey, University of Chicago
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 638
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. He is married and has grown up children. He lived in Portsmouth for 20 years but now lives in Exmouth, Devon.David Grene (1913–2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Press’s prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.

Born into a family of Athens's old nobility claiming descent from the Homeric hero Ajax of Salamis, Thucydides pursued a political career under Pericles and served as a general in the Great Peloponnesian War of 431--404 b.c. His subsequent exile for failure to prevent a Spartan takeover of an Athenian colony in Thrace enabled him to observe the war from both sides. In his history of the war, he examines the policies and motives of the people involved with a calculated rationality that nevertheless conveys great passion. Although his narrative style is lucid and astringent, the language of the speeches that he gives his protagonists is some of the most difficult, yet rhetorically powerful,…    

Introduction
Dedication To the Readers
The First Book
The Second Book
The Third Book
The Fourth Book
The Fifth Book
The Sixth Book
The Seventh Book
The Eighth Book Of the Life and History of Thucydides
Index