Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War

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Publisher:  Penguin Classics 

Publication date: 1970 

First published 1954 

Format: Paperback 

Pages: 572 

Translated with an Introduction by Rex Warner 


About the Book:  

Written nearly four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author’s ambitious claim.  Thucydides himself (c.455-400 BC) was an Athenian and fought in the war, about which he writes with an almost unique blend of scientific detachment and human compassion.  This vigorous translation was specially done for the Penguin Classics by Rex Warner. 

(The cover shows a detail from a Greek vase in the Louvre – Snark International) 

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