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Text: English, Greek (translation)
Thucydides (c. 460 BC–400 BC) 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 was a Professor of the University of Connecticut from 1964 until his retirement in He was born in 1905 and went to Wadham College, Oxford, where he gained a "first" in Classical Moderations, and took a degree in English Literature. He taught in Egypt and England, and was Director of the British Institute, Athens, from 1945 to 1947. He has written poems, novels and critical essays, has worked on films and broadcasting, and has translated many works, of which Xenophon’s History of My Time and The Persian Expedition, Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War, and Plutarch’s Lives (under the title Fall of the Roman Republic) and Moral Essays have been published in Penguin Classics.
M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.
A long and difficult read, but worth it for the speeches alone! This book will teach you two things, one is that war is the natural state of human beings...which is pretty sad. Read morePublished 3 months ago by gordon
The author refines the art of history at the dawn of Western civilization as he draws the reader into the most destructive war in history that almost toppled it.Published 5 months ago by Michael Boyajian
Not a good translation. I'm not particularly fond of translations that stick extremely close to the Greek, but this one goes too far in the opposite direction. Read morePublished 7 months ago by kimon
A very detailed analysis of a very complex and ongoing issue that occurred over two thousand years ago.Published 9 months ago by Thomas Fell
Interesting but not worth reading in it's entirety. Watch Prof. Kagan's lecture online through Yale Open Courses, while using this book to look up portions of the lecture you want... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael Warren