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Thucydides The Peloponnesian War

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ISBN-10: 0521339294

ISBN-13: 9780521339292

Edition: 1999

Authors: Thucydides, Jeffrey S. Rusten, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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With this volume editor J. S. Rusten presents Thucydides' books on the Peloponnesian War, providing an introduction to Thucydides' history of the conflict.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/30/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 4.80" wide x 7.32" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.484

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,…    

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