History of the Peloponnesian War Book
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History of the Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140440393

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History of the Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

A translation of Thucydide's history of the wars between Athens and Sparta is critically introduced

The Peloponnesian War Book
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The Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-03-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 0872203948

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The Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

Presents an English translation of the Greek text which provides an account of the people and events involved in the long, fifth-century conflict between Athens and Sparta, and includes notes, a glossary, and other resources.

The History of the Peloponnesian War Book

The History of the Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Mark Fisher
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351351355

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The History of the Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

Few works can claim to form the foundation stones of one entire academic discipline, let alone two, but Thucydides's celebrated History of the Peloponnesian War is not only one of the first great works of history, but also the departure point from which the modern discipline of international relations has been built. This is the case largely because the author is a master of analysis; setting out with the aim of giving a clear, well-reasoned account of one of the seminal events of the age - a war that resulted in the collapse of Athenian power and the rise of Sparta - Thucydides took care to build a single, beautifully-structured argument that was faithful to chronology and took remarkably few liberties with the source materials. He avoided the sort of assumptions that make earlier works frustrating for modern scholars, for example seeking reasons for outcomes that were rooted in human actions and agency, not in the will of the gods. And he was careful to explain where he had obtained much of his information. As a work of structure - and as a work of reasoning - The History of the Peloponnesian War continues to inspire, be read and be taught more than 2,000 years after it was written.

A New History of the Peloponnesian War Book

A New History of the Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-10-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1444315684

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A New History of the Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumentalconflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, andexamines the realities of the war and its effects on the averageAthenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War betweenAthens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the warbegan Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in orderto give readers a new sense of how the war affected theindividual Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectualachievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of thewar

Fall of the Roman Republic Book
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Fall of the Roman Republic


  • Author : Plutarch
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2006-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141925486

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Fall of the Roman Republic Excerpt :

Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 bc. Whether describing the would-be dictators Marius and Sulla, the battle between Crassus and Spartacus, the death of political idealist Crato, Julius Caesar's harrowing triumph in Gaul or the eloquent oratory of Cicero, all offer a fascinating insight into an empire wracked by political divisions. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, they continue to fascinate today with their exploration of corruption, decadence and the struggle for ultimate power.

The Landmark Thucydides Book
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The Landmark Thucydides


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 713
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416590873

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The Landmark Thucydides Excerpt :

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War Book

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Marc G. de Santis
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2017-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473861602

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A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

Naval power played a vital role in the Peloponnesian War. The conflict pitted Athens against a powerful coalition including the preeminent land power of the day, Sparta. Only Athens superior fleet, her wooden walls, by protecting her vital supply routes allowed her to survive. It also allowed the strategic freedom of movement to strike back where she chose, most famously at Sphacteria, where a Spartan force was cut off and forced to surrender.Athens initial tactical superiority was demonstrated at the Battle of Chalcis, where her ships literally ran rings round the opposition but this gap closed as her enemies adapted. The great amphibious expedition to Sicily was a watershed, a strategic blunder compounded by tactical errors which brought defeat and irreplaceable losses. Although Athens continued to win victories at sea, at Arginusae for example, her naval strength had been severely weakened while the Spartans built up their fleets with Persian subsidies. It was another naval defeat, at Aegispotomi (405 BC) that finally sealed Athens fate. Marc De Santis narrates these stirring events while analyzing the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the war at sea.

New History of the Peloponnesian War Book

New History of the Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Donald Kagan
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1837
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801467288

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New History of the Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

On Justice  Power  and Human Nature Book
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On Justice Power and Human Nature


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1603845062

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On Justice Power and Human Nature Excerpt :

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides' political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.

A War Like No Other Book
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A War Like No Other


  • Author : Victor Davis Hanson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588364906

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A War Like No Other Excerpt :

One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Thucydides wrote the standard history of the Peloponnesian War, which has given readers throughout the ages a vivid and authoritative narrative. But Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of battle in multifaceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present. Hanson compellingly portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander, artists, among them Aristophanes, and thinkers including Sophocles and Plato. Hanson’s perceptive analysis of events and personalities raises many thought-provoking questions: Were Athens and Sparta like America and Russia, two superpowers battling to the death? Is the Peloponnesian War echoed in the endless, frustrating conflicts of Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and the current Middle East? Or was it more like America’s own Civil War, a brutal rift that rent the fabric of a glorious society, or even this century’s “red state—blue state” schism between liberals and conservatives, a cultural war that manifestly controls military policies? Hanson daringly brings the facts to life and unearths th

The History of the Peloponnesian War Book

The History of the Peloponnesian War


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 881
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775411710

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The History of the Peloponnesian War Excerpt :

Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of the first surviving scholarly works of history.

The ARTHASHASTRA Book
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The ARTHASHASTRA


  • Author : Kautilya
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2000-10-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : 9788184750119

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An extraordinary detailed manual on statecraft and the science of living by one of classical India's greatest minds; Kautilya; also known as Chanakya and Vishnugupta; wrote the Arthashastra not later than 150 AD though the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that he was either a Brahmin from Kerala or from north India; however; it is certain that Kautilya was the man who destroyed the Nanda dynasty and installed Chandragupta Maurya as the King of Magadha. A master strategist who was well-versed in the Vedas and adept at creating intrigues and devising political stratagems; Kautilya's genius is reflected in his Arthashastra which is the most comprehensive treatise of statecraft of classical times. The text contains fifteen books which cover numerous topics viz.; the King; a complete code of law; foreign policy; secret and occult practices and so on. The Arthashastra is written mainly in prose but also incorporates 380 shlokas. Artha; literally wealth; is one of four supreme aims prescribed by Hindu tradition. However; it has a much wider significance and the material well-being of individuals is just a part of it. In accordance with this; Kautilya's Arthashastra maintains that the state or government of a country has a vital role to play in maintaining the material status of both the nation and its people. Therefore; a significant part of the Arthashastra has to do with the science of economics. When it deals with the science of politics; the Arthashastra describes in detail the art of government in its widest sense—the maintenance of law and order as also of an efficient administrative machinery.

 histories   5 Book

histories 5


  • Author : Thucydides Thucydides
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 1378109090

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Thucydides Book

Thucydides


  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521847742

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Thucydides Excerpt :

A new translation of Thucydides, a foundational text in the history of Western political thought, with extensive student reference material.