History of the Peloponnesian War
by Thucydides, M. I. Finley, Rex Warner
✅ Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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A first-hand account of the war between Sparta and Athens from a man nicknamed the’ father of scientific history’, Thucydides from the History of the Peloponnese War is translated from Greek by Rex Warner with an introduction and notes by MIFinley in Penguin ClassicsMy work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the tastes of an immediate audience, but was made to last forever’ Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this contemporary detail accounts for the long life and death struggle between the League of Peloponnese (led by Sparta) and the League of Delos (led by Athens) represents an excellent opportunity to fulfill the task of fulfilling its mission.Thucydides himself was an Athenian and reached the rank of general in the early stages of the war.He subsequently asked for a passion for precision and contempt for myth and romance in the preparation of this factual record of a terrible conflict.Thucidide (c460-400 British Columbia), Greek historian and author, had a small role in the Peloponnese War, when it broke out in 431BC.On his account, The Peoloponnesian War is the only survivor of the source for the period he describes.Some chronological inconsistencies have been the cause of controversy among specialists for centuries.If you liked the History of the Peloponnese War, you could, like Sweden “The Twelve Caesars, also available in Penguin Classics”.
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