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History Of The Peloponnesian War
by Thucydides, Trans. By Richard Crawley
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Thucydides' great history of the war between Athens and Sparta from 431 to 404 B.C. persists as one of the most brilliant histories of all times. This watershed event in Athenian civilization concerns not only military prowess, but also perennial conflicts between might and right, between imperial powers and subject peoples. Extraordinary writing, scrupulous methods, and keen political insight make this account a joy to read.
Text: English, Greek (translation)
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Thucydides (c. 460 b.c.-400 b.c.) was a general who was exiled for his failure to defend the Greek city of Amphipolis in Thrace. During his exile, he began compiling histories and accounts of the war from various participants.
Rex Warner (1905-1986) was a classical scholar of Wadham College, Oxford, and served as university professor of the University of Connecticut.
M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.
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