History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War

Book - 1972
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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.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books 1972
Edition: Rev. --
ISBN: 9780140440393
0140440399
Branch Call Number: 938.05 Thu 1972
Characteristics: 648 p. : maps ; 19 cm. --
Additional Contributors: Finley, M. I. (Moses I.), 1912-

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