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Thucydides Book 5 Edited on the Basis of Classen's Edition

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ISBN-10: 1113482451

ISBN-13: 9781113482457

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thucydides

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 220
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

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,…