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The Landmark Thucydides by Thucydides
✏Book Title : The Landmark Thucydides ✏Author : Thucydides ✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster ✏Release Date : 2008-04 ✏Pages : 713 pages ✏ISBN : 9781416590873 ✏Rating: 4.5/5 from 16 users GET BOOK
✏The Landmark Thucydides Book Summary : Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.
✏Book Title : The Landmark Thucydides ✏Author : Thucydides ✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster ✏Release Date : 2008-04 ✏Pages : 713 ✏ISBN : 9781416590873 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Landmark Thucydides Book Summary : Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.
✏Book Title : The Landmark Thucydides ✏Author : Robert B. Strassler ✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster ✏Release Date : 1998-09-10 ✏Pages : 752 ✏ISBN : 9781439106594 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Landmark Thucydides Book Summary : Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers. The Landmark Thucydides includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety, and numerous other useful features. In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.
✏Book Title : On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace ✏Author : Donald Kagan ✏Publisher : Anchor ✏Release Date : 1996 ✏Pages : 606 ✏ISBN : STANFORD:36105017716312 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace Book Summary : Analyzes history to determine why there are wars, whether there are underlying laws that explain why one nation challenges another, and whether there are forces working for the preservation of peace
✏Book Title : The Landmark Julius Caesar ✏Author : Kurt A. Raaflaub ✏Publisher : Anchor ✏Release Date : 2019-01-29 ✏Pages : 896 ✏ISBN : 9780307455444 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Landmark Julius Caesar Book Summary : Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic Wars served two purposes- to offer a record of Caesar's travels and insights into his military strategies, and to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader-which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for control of the empire. Caesar chronicles his struggle to rule in The Civil Wars, from his crossing of the Rubicon in 49 B.C. through the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the ongoing efforts of Pompey's heirs and followers to remove Caesar from power. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition-edited by Robert B. Strassler and Kurt A. Raaflaub-supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations to place the work in historical and political context. And with stunning endpapers and color illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format paperback makes a terrific gift for history buffs and fans of the classics.
✏Book Title : The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika ✏Author : Xenophon ✏Publisher : Pantheon ✏Release Date : 2009 ✏Pages : 579 ✏ISBN : 9780375422553 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika Book Summary : Narrates events surrounding the political alliances between Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia in the years 411 to 362 B.C.E., in a text that includes excerpts from Diordorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus historian.
✏Book Title : The Humanity of Thucydides ✏Author : Clifford Orwin ✏Publisher : Princeton University Press ✏Release Date : 2020-10-06 ✏Pages : ✏ISBN : 9780691219400 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Humanity of Thucydides Book Summary : Thucydides has long been celebrated for the unflinching realism of his presentation of political life. And yet, as some scholars have asserted, his work also displays a profound humanity. In the first thorough exploration of the relation between these two traits, Clifford Orwin argues that Thucydides' humanity is not a reflection of the author's temperament but an aspect of his thought, above all of his articulation of the central problem of political life, the tension between right and compulsion. This book provides the most complete treatment to date of Thucydides' handling of the problem of injustice, as well as the most extensive interpretations yet of the speeches in which it comes to light. Thucydides does not merely display the weakness of justice in the world, but joins his characters in exploring the implications of this weakness for our understanding of what justice is. Orwin pursues this question through Thucydides' work and relates it to the historian's other leading concerns, such as the contrast between the Athenian way and the Spartan way, the role of piety in political life, the interaction of foreign and domestic politics, and the role of statesmanship in a world dominated by frenzies of hope, fear, and indignation. Above all, Orwin demonstrates the richness, complexity, and daring of Thucydides' articulation of these issues.
✏Book Title : Thucydides Reader ✏Author : Blaise Nagy ✏Publisher : Hackett Publishing ✏Release Date : 2012-03-01 ✏Pages : 180 ✏ISBN : 9781585104833 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Thucydides Reader Book Summary : An annotated and illustrated Thucydides reader containing passages from books I-VIII of the Histories with introductory material for all eight books of the Histories, commentary and grammatical notes. This book is a standard text for any college course in reading Thucydides in Greek. It is also suitable for post-intermediate, secondary school students who want to tackle the works of a popular but challenging author.
✏Book Title : Thucydides ✏Author : Walter Robert Connor ✏Publisher : Princeton University Press ✏Release Date : 2013-09-20 ✏Pages : 280 ✏ISBN : 9781400820047 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Thucydides Book Summary : This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond other studies by its focus on the reader's role in giving meaning to the text, it reveals Thucydides' use of objectivity not so much as a standard for the proper presentation of his subject matter as a method for communicating with his readers and involving them in the complexity and suffering of the Peloponnesian War. W. Robert Connor shows that as Thucydides' themes and ideas are reintroduced and developed, the initial reactions of the reader are challenged, subverted, and eventually made to contribute to a deeper understanding of the war.
✏Book Title : Thucydides and the Shaping of History ✏Author : Emily Greenwood ✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing ✏Release Date : 2015-03-02 ✏Pages : 192 ✏ISBN : 9781472502438 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Thucydides and the Shaping of History Book Summary : Thucydides' work was one of the most exciting creations in the cultural history of Greece in the fifth century BC - one of only two monumental prose works to have survived - and it still poses fresh and challenging questions about the writing of history. In the twenty-first century, it still challenges the reader: there is a marked tension in Thucydides' History between his aim to write about contemporary events and his desire that his work should outlast the period in which he composed it. Thucydides and the Shaping of History addresses two important issues: how contemporary was the History when it was written in the fifth century, and how 'contemporary' is it now? This book approaches the shaping of history from three different angles: the way in which Thucydides shaped history and how his narrative shapes our experience as readers of the History; the relationship between Thucydides' work and contemporary institutions, such as the theatre; and the role that ancient readers and modern scholars have played in shaping how we perceive the History. This book combines a close analysis of Thucydides' narrative with a discussion of its intellectual motivation; it examines how the historian attempted to determine the way in which readers would respond to his conception of the events of the Atheno-Peloponnesian War, and to ensure the continuing influence of his ideas.
✏Book Title : The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis ✏Author : Xenophon ✏Publisher : Pantheon ✏Release Date : 2020-11-10 ✏Pages : 544 ✏ISBN : 030790685X ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis Book Summary : The ancient classic--also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country--now in an elegantly designed, newly translated, definitive edition that features illuminating annotations, and copious maps and illustrations. Xenophon's Anabasis is one of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded. Ten thousand Greek soldiers were stranded deep in hostile Persia and their commander was dead. They appointed Xenophon as their new leader, and he chronicled their harrowing journey as he led the "marching republic" north to the Black Sea. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition--edited by Robert B. Strassler and Shane Brennan--supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations that place the work in historical context. With its stunning endpapers and enlightening illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format hardcover will make a perfect gift for history buffs and all readers of the classics.