The History Of The Peloponnesian War
  • The History Of The Peloponnesian War
  • The History Of The Peloponnesian War
ISBN: 1593080913
EAN13: 9781593080914
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 1, 2006
Pages: 656
Dimensions: 1.7" H x 7.7" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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   Those who ignore history are condemned...
To repeat it, you must use Penguin thanks God for. In general, I mean.
 
5
   Slow to start but quite rewarding!
I had to read this for my college class in great books, and LOVED it! True, it starts really slow and the scads of the Greek names got so confusing that I had to write them down in my head, but once you get to the Battle of Thermopyle, the story moves like a pure drama. Great stuff!
 
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   A concise, accurate history of the Peloponnesian War
A history of the Peloponnesian War, written by Thucydides, a general who participated in the early actions of the war. This history begins from what caused the war, a detailed history of the war and its effects on the whole of Greece. In all, this is a great book on the Peloponnesian war and is very accurate.
 
5
   I have been reading this for the past months when ...
I really enjoy it, although I am no scholar.
 
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   History of the Peloponnesian War
This was highly readable on a positive note.
 
5
   Great Book
I am a complete history buff and this book has really expanded my knowledge. To gain this philosophical hand in the great arguments, use it in class to gain : I recommend you to seriously pick it up.
 
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   Thucydides' Masterwork
Through the use of numerous interviews, tirelessly researching records and gathering a great deal of evidence, Thucydides'; history of the Peloponnesian War stands as the first great work of non-fiction in Western history. After generations of epic poems and stories that included every bit as much exaggeration and mythology as they did truth, Thucydides used the tools of evidence and objectivity to create a reliable historical record of the great war between Athens and Sparta, which stood the test of time. This is vital reading if you have even a passing interest in ancient Greek history, military history, or any history at all.
 
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   Standard-setter for western historical study
More than a simple historical treatise, it is a character study in human nature and its effects on the human actions that make history. A classic of historical works in its detail and insight into human action that we know as history. Thucydides is unsurpassed in his insights, clarity of language and thought and in his informative description of the history of his time. A must read for anyone wanting to delve into the depths of Western civilization and ethos. It could use more maps, but be sure to check the back of the book for the few it does have.
 
5
   Great ancient history read
He certainly must have had a voice recorder with all the conversations he recorded in the book. Read all the great ancient history, real solid.
 
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   Use this in conjunction with another lecture source (see below)
Interesting, but not worth reading in its entirety. Watch Prof. Kagan's lecture online through Yale Open Courses while using this book to look at portions of the lecture you want to read yourself. Prof. Kagan gives you a better understanding of events than most of us are going to read this book cold. Below is a link to his lecture videos, from Kagan's lectures. See # 17-20. httpswww. youtube. complaylist?list PL023BCE51343987andfeature plcp.
 
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