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Landmark Thucydides A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

ISBN-10: 0684827905

ISBN-13: 9780684827902

Edition: 1998

Authors: Robert B. Strassler, Victor Davis Hanson

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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 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 Waris a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing 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 Thucydidesincludes 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 numerous other useful features. In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization,The Peloponnesian Warstands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 9/10/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Robert B. Strassler is an independent scholar whose articles have appeared in theJournal of Hellenic Studies. He holds an honorary doctorate of humanities and letters from Bard College and is chairman of the Aston Magna Foundation for Music and the Humanities. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. Andrea L. Purvis holds a Ph.D. in classical studies from Duke University and has taught in Duke University’s department of classical studies. She is author ofSingular Dedications: Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greeceand coauthor ofFour Island Utopias. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Victor Davis Hanson is the military historian who is a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has written several popular books on classic warfare, including "The Other Greeks", "Who Killed Homer?", & "The Western Way of War". He lives in Selma, California.

Introductionby Victor Davis Hanson
Editor's Note
Key to Map Symbols
Calendar of the Peloponnesian War
Epilogue Theaters of Operation in the Peloponnesian War
The Athenian Government in Thucydides
The Athenian Empire in Thucydides
Spartan Institutions in Thucydides
The Peloponnesian League in Thucydides
The Persians in Thucydides
Land Warfare in Thucydides
Trireme Warfare in Thucydides
Dialects and Ethnic Groups in Thucydides
Religious Festivals in Thucydides
Classical Greek Currency in Thucydides
Calendars and Dating Systems in Thucydides
Glossary
Bibliography of Ancient Sources Concise
Bibliography of Modern Sources
Acknowledgments
Index
Reference Maps