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The landmark Thucydides : a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War, edited by Robert B. Strassler ; introduction by Victor Davis Hanson

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The landmark Thucydides : a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War
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The landmark Thucydides
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a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War
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edited by Robert B. Strassler ; introduction by Victor Davis Hanson
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession for all time," and indeed it is the first and still the most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years. The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the
  • Uninitiated reader. Written centuries before the rise of modern historiography. Thucydides' narrative is not continuous or linear. His authoritative chronicle of what he considered the greatest war of all time is rigorous and meticulous, yet omits the many aids to comprehension modern readers take for granted - such as brief biographies of the story's main characters, maps and other visual enhancements, and background on the military, cultural, and political traditions
  • Of ancient Greece. Robert Strassler's new edition amends these omissions, and not only provides a new coherence to the narrative overall but effectively reconstructs the lost cultural context that Thucydides shared with his original audience. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers, The Landmark Thucydides includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical
  • Scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety and depth, and numerous other useful features. Readers will find that with this edition they can dip into the text at any point and be immediately oriented with regard to the geography, season, date, and stage of the conflict
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Thucydides
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
DF229.T55
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C7 1996
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non fiction
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  • 1937-
  • 1840-1893
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  • Strassler, Robert B.
  • Crawley, Richard
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  • Thucydides
  • Peloponnesian War (Greece : 431-404 B.C.)
  • Greece
  • Grèce
  • Greece
  • Peloponnesische Oorlog
  • Chronologie
  • Peloponnesischer Krieg
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The landmark Thucydides : a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War, edited by Robert B. Strassler ; introduction by Victor Davis Hanson
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Note
"A newly revised edition of the Richard Crawley translation with maps, annotations, appendices, and enclyclopedic index."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 633-634) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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25 cm
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xxxiii, 713 pages
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9780684828152
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96024555
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)34788895
  • (OCoLC)ocm34788895
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The landmark Thucydides : a comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War, edited by Robert B. Strassler ; introduction by Victor Davis Hanson
Publication
Note
"A newly revised edition of the Richard Crawley translation with maps, annotations, appendices, and enclyclopedic index."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 633-634) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 713 pages
Isbn
9780684828152
Lccn
96024555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34788895
  • (OCoLC)ocm34788895

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