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History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Thucydides,Tucídides
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0140440399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Thucydides,Steven Lattimore
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 1998-03-13
ISBN : 9780872203945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents an English translation of the Greek text which provides an account of the people and events involved in the long, fifth-century conflict between Athens and Sparta, and includes notes, a glossary, and other resources.

The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Thucydides
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1830
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The History of the Peloponnesian War book written by Thucydides, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Mark Fisher
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351351354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Few works can claim to form the foundation stones of one entire academic discipline, let alone two, but Thucydides's celebrated History of the Peloponnesian War is not only one of the first great works of history, but also the departure point from which the modern discipline of international relations has been built. This is the case largely because the author is a master of analysis; setting out with the aim of giving a clear, well-reasoned account of one of the seminal events of the age - a war that resulted in the collapse of Athenian power and the rise of Sparta - Thucydides took care to build a single, beautifully-structured argument that was faithful to chronology and took remarkably few liberties with the source materials. He avoided the sort of assumptions that make earlier works frustrating for modern scholars, for example seeking reasons for outcomes that were rooted in human actions and agency, not in the will of the gods. And he was careful to explain where he had obtained much of his information. As a work of structure - and as a work of reasoning - The History of the Peloponnesian War continues to inspire, be read and be taught more than 2,000 years after it was written.

A New History of the Peloponnesian War

A New History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-10-27
ISBN : 9781444315684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumentalconflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, andexamines the realities of the war and its effects on the averageAthenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War betweenAthens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the warbegan Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in orderto give readers a new sense of how the war affected theindividual Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectualachievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of thewar

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides Book
Author : Thucydides
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-04
ISBN : 1416590870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

Fall of the Roman Republic

Fall of the Roman Republic Book
Author : Plutarch
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2006-02-23
ISBN : 0141925485
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. Whether describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Marc G. de Santis
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Release : 2017-04-30
ISBN : 1473861608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Naval power played a vital role in the Peloponnesian War. The conflict pitted Athens against a powerful coalition including the preeminent land power of the day, Sparta. Only Athens superior fleet, her wooden walls, by protecting her vital supply routes allowed her to survive. It also allowed the strategic freedom of movement to strike back where she chose, most famously at Sphacteria, where a Spartan force was cut off and forced to surrender.Athens initial tactical superiority was demonstrated at the Battle of Chalcis, where her ships literally ran rings round the opposition but this gap closed as her enemies adapted. The great amphibious expedition to Sicily was a watershed, a strategic blunder compounded by tactical errors which brought defeat and irreplaceable losses. Although Athens continued to win victories at sea, at Arginusae for example, her naval strength had been severely weakened while the Spartans built up their fleets with Persian subsidies. It was another naval defeat, at Aegispotomi (405 BC) that finally sealed Athens fate. Marc De Santis narrates these stirring events while analyzing the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the war at sea.

New History of the Peloponnesian War

New History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Donald Kagan
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2013-02-15
ISBN : 0801467284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

On Justice Power and Human Nature

On Justice  Power  and Human Nature Book
Author : Thucydides
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 1993-10-01
ISBN : 1603845070
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Thucydides
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 1775411710
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of the first surviving scholarly works of history.

A War Like No Other

A War Like No Other Book
Author : Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-11-30
ISBN : 1588364909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Thucydides wrote the standard history of the Peloponnesian War, which has given readers throughout the ages a vivid and authoritative narrative. But Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of battle in multifaceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present. Hanson compellingly portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander, artists, among them Aristophanes, and thinkers including Sophocles and Plato. Hanson’s perceptive analysis of events and personalities raises many thought-provoking questions: Were Athens and Sparta like America and Russia, two superpowers battling to the death? Is the Peloponnesian War echoed in the endless, frustrating conflicts of Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and the current Middle East? Or was it more like America’s own Civil War, a brutal rift that rent the fabric of a glorious society, or even this century’s “red state—blue state” schism between liberals and conservatives, a cultural war that manifestly controls military policies? Hanson daringly brings the facts to life and unearths the often surprising ways in which the past informs the present. Brilliantly researched, dynamically written, A War Like No Other is like no other history of this important war.

The ARTHASHASTRA

The ARTHASHASTRA Book
Author : Kautilya
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2000-10-14
ISBN : 8184750110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An extraordinary detailed manual on statecraft and the science of living by one of classical India's greatest minds; Kautilya; also known as Chanakya and Vishnugupta; wrote the Arthashastra not later than 150 AD though the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that he was either a Brahmin from Kerala or from north India; however; it is certain that Kautilya was the man who destroyed the Nanda dynasty and installed Chandragupta Maurya as the King of Magadha. A master strategist who was well-versed in the Vedas and adept at creating intrigues and devising political stratagems; Kautilya's genius is reflected in his Arthashastra which is the most comprehensive treatise of statecraft of classical times. The text contains fifteen books which cover numerous topics viz.; the King; a complete code of law; foreign policy; secret and occult practices and so on. The Arthashastra is written mainly in prose but also incorporates 380 shlokas. Artha; literally wealth; is one of four supreme aims prescribed by Hindu tradition. However; it has a much wider significance and the material well-being of individuals is just a part of it. In accordance with this; Kautilya's Arthashastra maintains that the state or government of a country has a vital role to play in maintaining the material status of both the nation and its people. Therefore; a significant part of the Arthashastra has to do with the science of economics. When it deals with the science of politics; the Arthashastra describes in detail the art of government in its widest sense—the maintenance of law and order as also of an efficient administrative machinery.

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Thucydides
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2008-05-23
ISBN : 9780226801056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Thomas Hobbes's translation of Thucydides brings together the magisterial prose of one of the greatest writers of the English language and the depth of mind and experience of one of the greatest writers of history in any language. . . . For every reason, the current availability of this great work is a boon."—Joseph Cropsey, University of Chicago

Thucydides

Thucydides Book
Author : Thucydides,Jeremy Mynott
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-03-28
ISBN : 0521847745
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A new translation of Thucydides, a foundational text in the history of Western political thought, with extensive student reference material.

The Archidamian War

The Archidamian War Book
Author : Donald Kagan
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2013-01-14
ISBN : 0801467233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war. Taking a chronological approach that allows him to present at each stage the choices that were open to both sides in the conflict, Kagan focuses on political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments. He evaluates the strategies used by both sides and reconsiders the roles played by several key individuals.

On Sparta

On Sparta Book
Author : Plutarch
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-05-26
ISBN : 0141925507
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plutarch's vivid and engaging portraits of the Spartans and their customs are a major source of our knowledge about the rise and fall of this remarkable Greek city-state between the sixth and third centuries BC. Through his Lives of Sparta's leaders and his recording of memorable Spartan Sayings he depicts a people who lived frugally and mastered their emotions in all aspects of life, who also disposed of unhealthy babies in a deep chasm, introduced a gruelling regime of military training for boys, and treated their serfs brutally. Rich in anecdote and detail, Plutarch's writing brings to life the personalities and achievements of Sparta with unparalleled flair and humanity.

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War Book
Author : Donald Kagan
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2013-01-14
ISBN : 0801467217
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with an existing rival power made a clash between the two a certainty. Asserting instead that the origin of the war "cannot, without serious distortion, be treated in isolation from the internal history of the states involved," Kagan traces the connections between domestic politics, constitutional organization, and foreign affairs. He further examines the evidence to see what decisions were made that led to war, at each point asking whether a different decision would have been possible.

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

The Fall of the Athenian Empire Book
Author : Donald Kagan
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2013-01-18
ISBN : 0801467268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C. Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it faced its most serious challenge. At the same time, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the reasons for Athens’ defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire.

The Structure of Thucydides History

The Structure of Thucydides  History Book
Author : Hunter R. Rawlings III
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-07-14
ISBN : 1400856574
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a new and controversial interpretation of the literary structure of Thucydides history of the Peloponnesian War, Hunter Rawlings contends that Thucydides consciously divided the war into two parallel ten-year conflicts with a period of nominal peace in the middle. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.