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Published by Washington Square Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Greece


  • Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementTranslated by Benjamin Jowett.
SeriesThe Great histories
ContributionsJowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893, tr., Brunt, P. A., ed.
LC ClassificationsDF229.T5 J6 1963
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvii, 370 p.
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5890930M
LC Control Number63025412

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David Denby Los Angeles Times A magnificent edition of the great historian's The Peloponnesian War. Donald Kagan author of On the Origins of War and Pericles of Athens This is the best book with which to start study of Thueydides and the Peloponnesian War. Paul A. Rahne The Washington Times Without question, this is the finest edition of Thueydides history ever produced; It is a treasure/5().   His book, The Peloponnesian War, is the point of reference for studying this conflict, and it has helped us understand so much of what was going on behind the scenes. Using this source, as well as a range of other primary and secondary sources, we have put together a detailed summary of this famous ancient conflict so that you can better. thucydides: the history of the peloponnesian war summary april orwell 11 comments book chapter the state of greece from the earliest times to the/5(56). The best overall study of the Peloponnesian War is Donald Kagan's book. He dedicated his career to the deep study of this conflict and his book is a modern masterpiece. Reading Kagan is great preparation for taking on Thucydides. I would next recommend "The Landmark Edition of Thucydides". It is by far the best edition to read/5(31).

This book should be called The History of Athens During the Peloponnesian War for while it is generally agreed that this war was fought between two huge blocs lead by Athens and Sparta, it has a very thorough description of the history of Athens during the period and much less about Sparta/5. The Peloponnesian War was a war between the Delian League (Athens and its allies) and the Peloponnesian League (Sparta and its allies). It took place from BC. Thucydides, who wrote about this war in his book “The History of the Peloponnesian War”, is considered one of history’s greatest authors. Thucydides's The History of the Peloponnesian War Chapter Summary. Find summaries for every chapter, including a The History of the Peloponnesian War Chapter Summary Chart to help you understand the book. BOOK III 1. IN the following summer, when the corn was in full ear, the Peloponnesians and their allies, 1 under the command of Archidamus, the son of Zeuxidamus, the Lacedaemonian 2 king, invaded Attica, and encamping wasted the country. [2] The Athenian cavalry as usual attacked them whenever an opportunity offered, and prevented the great body of the light-armed troops from going beyond.