A New History of the Peloponnesian War

A New History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Anonim
Pages: 320
ISBN: 140512251X
Available:
Release: 2009-12-21
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumental conflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and examines the realities of the war and its effects on the average Athenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the war began Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in order to give readers a new sense of how the war affected the individual Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectual achievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of the war

New History of the Peloponnesian War

New History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 1837
ISBN: 9780801467288
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Release: 2013-02-15
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A New History of the Peloponnesian War

A New History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Anonim
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1444315684
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Release: 2009-10-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780801467219
Available:
Release: 2013-01-14
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides,Rex Warner,M. Finley
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9780140440393
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Release: 1972
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Fall of the Roman Republic

Fall of the Roman Republic
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780141925486
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Release: 2006-02-23
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780801467240
Available:
Release: 2013-01-16
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.

The Archidamian War

The Archidamian War
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780801467233
Available:
Release: 2013-01-14
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

The Fall of the Athenian Empire
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780801467264
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Release: 2013-01-18
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Mark Fisher
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9781351353144
Available:
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Moral Essays

Moral Essays
Author: Plutarch
Pages: 185
ISBN: UOM:39015005138493
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Release: 1971
Editor: Penguin Group
Language: en

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The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9780801467202
Available:
Release: 2013-01-16
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Pages: 713
ISBN: 9781416590873
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Release: 2008-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780486119434
Available:
Release: 2017-08-25
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An Athenian general of the fifth century B.C. chronicles the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta. Thucydides traces the conflict's roots and provides detailed, knowledgeable analyses of battles and the political atmosphere.

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides,,Martin Hammond,P. J. Rhodes
Pages: 708
ISBN: 9780192821911
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Release: 2009-06-11
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

A War Like No Other

A War Like No Other
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781588364906
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Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

On Justice Power and Human Nature

On Justice  Power  and Human Nature
Author: Thucydides,Paul Woodruff
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1603845062
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Release: 1993
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War
Author: Thucydides
Pages: 400
ISBN: UCSC:32106012028806
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Release: 1959
Editor: Loeb Classical Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced. He tells about this, not in volumes of self-justification, but in one sentence of his history of the war—that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years. He then lived probably on his property in Thrace, but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war, and returned to Athens after her defeat in 404. He had been composing his famous history, with its hopes and horrors, triumphs and disasters, in full detail from first-hand knowledge of his own and others. The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first; and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before 396. His history of the first conflict, 431–421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415–413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413–404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised. Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War
Author: Donald Kagan
Pages: 511
ISBN: 9780007115068
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Stalingrad of the ancient world, this is an immensely readable, brilliant, brutal and vivid history of the greatest and bloodiest war of ancient Greece.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Pages: 183
ISBN: UCLA:31158001469641
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Release: 1895
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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