The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

The History of the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides

  • Release Date: 2009-05-01
  • Genre: Ancient
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The history book recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC.


  • Thucydides

    By Freddysmith
    For a non-historian, this is a surprise that so detailed an account of politics, battles, personalities exists from a time so long ago. We, as humans, have not changed much in our ingenuity or our foibles. Can't speak to the original Greek text , but this translation is very readable. Naturally the plethora of names and places is difficult to follow. But maps of the Mediterranean, as it was then, are available online, and are useful when reading.