Thucydides, P. J. Rhodes, Martin Hammond, "The Peloponnesian War"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0192821911 | edition 2009 | PDF | 785 pages | 3,24 mb
"The greatest historian that ever lived." Such was Macaulay's assessment of Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in the fall of Athens. A participant in the war himself, Thucydides brings to his history an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, as it affects both states and individuals.