9780140440393

The History of the Peloponnesian War Revised Edition

by: Unknown
  • ISBN 13:

    9780140440393

  • ISBN 10:

    0140440399

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/30/1954
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the entire Greek world was plunged into 27 years of war. Thucydides applied a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this exhaustively factual record of the disastrous conflict that eventually ended the Athenian empire.

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