An Introduction for the Common Reader

eBook - 2009
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This book is a concise, readable introduction to the Greek author Thucydides, who is widely regarded as one of the foremost historians of all time. Why does Thucydides continue to matter today? Perez Zagorin answers this question by examining Thucydides' landmark History of the Peloponnesian War, one of the great classics of Western civilization. This history, Zagorin explains, is far more than a mere chronicle of the conflict between Athens and Sparta, the two superpowers of Greece in the fifth century BCE. It is also a remarkable story of politics, decision-making, the uses of power, and the.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ ; Princeton University Press, 2009
Princeton, NJ ; Princeton University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781400826797
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages)


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Aug 31, 2017

I read Thucydides history years ago along with the first book of Kagan's quadrology. This book was an excellent way to re-acquaint myself with the work and the scholarship. Don't let that scare you. It actually gives an overview of Thucydides, the war he's famous for writing about, and later views of him and his history. All that in around 200 pages of easy to read prose.

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