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The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης)
By: (c. 460-395)

Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War is a timeless account of the epic conflict between Athens and Sparta in ancient Greece. The author, a contemporary of the events he describes, provides a detailed and impartial analysis of the causes, events, and consequences of the war.

Thucydides' meticulous research and critical analysis of the events make this book a valuable resource for historians and scholars. His first-hand account of the war offers readers a unique insight into the political, military, and social dynamics of ancient Greek society.

The narrative is engaging and well-paced, with vivid descriptions of battles, speeches, and diplomatic negotiations. Thucydides' writing is clear and concise, making the complex events of the war easy to follow.

Overall, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a must-read for anyone interested in ancient history, military strategy, or political science. Thucydides' timeless work continues to be studied and referenced by scholars around the world, cementing its status as a classic of Western literature.

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The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History is divided into eight books. These book divisions are the work of editors in later antiquity.

W. R. Connor [...] describes Thucydides as “an artist who responds to, selects and skillfully arranges his material, and develops its symbolic and emotional potential.”

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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 29, 2014
Subject: unbearable - can't listen
Technical quality of this recording is very poor, with long sections obscured by hissing and popping, no way to turn up sound to an adequate level. Worse, the reader cannot pronounce the words. Gets most of the names horribly wrong, including the name of the AUTHOR. This book needs to be re-recorded.

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