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How to Think about War - An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy (Hardcover): Thucydides How to Think about War - An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy (Hardcover)
Thucydides; Translated by Johanna Hanink; Introduction by Johanna Hanink
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An accessible modern translation of essential speeches from Thucydides's History that takes readers to the heart of his profound insights on diplomacy, foreign policy, and war Why do nations go to war? What are citizens willing to die for? What justifies foreign invasion? And does might always make right? For nearly 2,500 years, students, politicians, political thinkers, and military leaders have read the eloquent and shrewd speeches in Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War for profound insights into military conflict, diplomacy, and the behavior of people and countries in times of crisis. How to Think about War presents the most influential and compelling of these speeches in an elegant new translation by classicist Johanna Hanink, accompanied by an enlightening introduction, informative headnotes, and the original Greek on facing pages. The result is an ideally accessible introduction to Thucydides's long and challenging History. Thucydides intended his account of the clash between classical Greece's mightiest powers-Athens and Sparta-to be a "possession for all time." Today, it remains a foundational work for the study not only of ancient history but also contemporary politics and international relations. How to Think about War features speeches that have earned the History its celebrated status-all of those delivered before the Athenian Assembly, as well as Pericles's funeral oration and the notoriously ruthless "Melian Dialogue." Organized by key debates, these complex speeches reveal the recklessness, cruelty, and realpolitik of Athenian warfighting and imperialism. The first English-language collection of speeches from Thucydides in nearly half a century, How to Think about War takes readers straight to the heart of this timeless thinker.

A History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk.1-2 (Hardcover, Revised edition): Thucydides A History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk.1-2 (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Thucydides; Translated by C.F. Smith
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced. He tells about this, not in volumes of self-justification, but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years. He then lived probably on his property in Thrace, but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war, and returned to Athens after her defeat in 404. He had been composing his famous history, with its hopes and horrors, triumphs and disasters, in full detail from first-hand knowledge of his own and others.

The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first; and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before 396. His history of the first conflict, 431 421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415 413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413 404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised. Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

History of the Peloponnesian War, v. 2 (Hardcover, Revised edition): Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War, v. 2 (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Thucydides; Translated by C.F. Smith
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced. He tells about this, not in volumes of self-justification, but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years. He then lived probably on his property in Thrace, but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war, and returned to Athens after her defeat in 404. He had been composing his famous history, with its hopes and horrors, triumphs and disasters, in full detail from first-hand knowledge of his own and others.

The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first; and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before 396. His history of the first conflict, 431 421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415 413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413 404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised. Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Revised [ed.]): Thucydides Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Revised [ed.])
Thucydides; Introduction by M. I Finley; Translated by Rex Warner 1
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'My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever.'

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author's ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.

The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Revised): Thucydides The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Revised)
Thucydides; Translated by Martin Hammond
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'The greatest historian that ever lived' Such was Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems 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. Thucydides himself was a participant in the war; to his history he brings an awesome intellect, brilliant narrative, and penetrating analysis of the nature of power, as it affects both states and individuals. Of his own work Thucydides wrote: 'I shall be content if [my history] is judged useful by those who will want to have a clear understanding of what happened - and, such is the human condition, will happen again ... It was composed as a permanent legacy, not a showpiece for a single hearing.' So it has proved. Of the prose writers of Greece and Rome Thucydides has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This new edition combines a masterly translation with comprehensive supporting material. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 5-6 (Hardcover): Thucydides A History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 5-6 (Hardcover)
Thucydides; Translated by C.F. Smith
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced. He tells about this, not in volumes of self-justification, but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years. He then lived probably on his property in Thrace, but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war, and returned to Athens after her defeat in 404. He had been composing his famous history, with its hopes and horrors, triumphs and disasters, in full detail from first-hand knowledge of his own and others.

The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first; and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before 396. His history of the first conflict, 431 421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415 413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413 404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised. Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback): Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback)
Thucydides
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Histoire de la Guerre Du P loponn se. II. Livres V-VIII. Index ( d.1883) (French, Paperback, 1883 ed.): Thucydide Histoire de la Guerre Du P loponn se. II. Livres V-VIII. Index ( d.1883) (French, Paperback, 1883 ed.)
Thucydide
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Thucydidis Historia Belli Peloponnesiaci - Accedunt Marcellini Vita (�d.1840) (French, Paperback): Thucydide Thucydidis Historia Belli Peloponnesiaci - Accedunt Marcellini Vita (�d.1840) (French, Paperback)
Thucydide
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 14 working days
Histoire de la Guerre Du P loponn se. I. Livres I-IV ( d.1883) (French, Paperback, 1883 ed.): Thucydide Histoire de la Guerre Du P loponn se. I. Livres I-IV ( d.1883) (French, Paperback, 1883 ed.)
Thucydide
R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 14 working days
A History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 7-8 (Hardcover): Thucydides A History of the Peloponnesian War, Bk. 7-8 (Hardcover)
Thucydides; Translated by C.F. Smith
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Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. Later, as general in 423 he failed to save Amphipolis from the enemy and was disgraced. He tells about this, not in volumes of self-justification, but in one sentence of his history of the war that it befell him to be an exile for twenty years. He then lived probably on his property in Thrace, but was able to observe both sides in certain campaigns of the war, and returned to Athens after her defeat in 404. He had been composing his famous history, with its hopes and horrors, triumphs and disasters, in full detail from first-hand knowledge of his own and others.

The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first; and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before 396. His history of the first conflict, 431 421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415 413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413 404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised. Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.

The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Critical edition): Thucydides The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Critical edition)
Thucydides; Edited by Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts; Translated by Walter Blanco
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Thucydides' military and diplomatic acumen, his understanding of human psychology, and his narrative skill have shaped the writing of history for over two thousand years. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides supplementary selections from Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and twentieth-century journalist, Walter Karp. "Interpretations" includes richly varied assessments of Thucydides by Theodor Gomperz, Francis M. Cornford, Charles N. Chochrane, R. G. Collingwood, Albert Cook, Cynthia Farrar, Adam Parry, Glen Bowersock, Robert Gilpin, Michael Doyle, and Gregory Crane. The edition also includes fourteen maps, a chronology, a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index.

L'Histoire de Thucydide, de la Guerre Qui Fut Entre Les P�loponn�siens Et Ath�niens (�d.1527) (French, Paperback):... L'Histoire de Thucydide, de la Guerre Qui Fut Entre Les P�loponn�siens Et Ath�niens (�d.1527) (French, Paperback)
Thucydide
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 14 working days
On Justice, Power, and Human Nature - Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Illustrated Ed):... On Justice, Power, and Human Nature - Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Thucydides; Translated by Paul Woodruff
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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.

The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, New Ed): Thucydides The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, New Ed)
Thucydides; Translated by Steven Lattimore
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The first unabridged translation into American English, and the first to take into account the wealth of Thucydidean scholarship of the last half of the twentieth century, Steven Lattimore's translation sets a new standard for accuracy and reliability. Notes provide information necessary for a fuller understanding of problematic passages, explore their implications as well as the problems they may pose, and shed light on Thucydides as a distinctive literary artist as well as a source for historians and political theorists.

The History of the Peloponnesian War (Translated by Richard Crawley) (Paperback): Thucydides The History of the Peloponnesian War (Translated by Richard Crawley) (Paperback)
Thucydides; Translated by Richard Crawley
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Thucydide. Guerre Du P�lopon�se, 1er Livre (French, Paperback): Thucydide Thucydide. Guerre Du P�lopon�se, 1er Livre (French, Paperback)
Thucydide
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 14 working days
On Justice, Power, and Human Nature - Selections from the History of the Peloponnesian War (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed):... On Justice, Power, and Human Nature - Selections from the History of the Peloponnesian War (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
Thucydides; Translated by Paul Woodruff
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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.

The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, New edition): Thucydides The Peloponnesian War (Paperback, New edition)
Thucydides; Translated by T. Hobbes; Introduction by David Grene
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The Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.E.) was the greatest "disturbance" in Greek history to that time. The bitter rivalry between the two chief city-states, Athens and Sparta, and their respective allies ended with the ruin of Athens' naval hegemony and what the Greek historian Thucydides (ca. 460-400 B.C.E.) called a "convulsion" affecting all humankind. With the detachment of a clinician and the dramatic skill of a poet, Thucydides recreates the often savage events of the war and brings to life its chief protagonists: Pericles, Nicias, Cleon, Alcibiades, and others. The first of the "scientific" historians, Thucydides makes use of documentary material and relies on eyewitness accounts; even where direct documentary evidence is lacking, his keen understanding of human nature helps him to uncover the truth of what actually happened. The loftiness of its ideals, its painstaking research, and its beauty of expression have made the History of the Peloponnesian War a work that is in the author's own words, "a possession for all time."

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Amanda Terese Raby; Thucydides Hilocometoot Chalm
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Histoire de la Guerre Du P lopon se de Thucydide (Hardcover): Thucydides E.-A. Betant Histoire de la Guerre Du P lopon se de Thucydide (Hardcover)
Thucydides E.-A. Betant
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The Eighth Book Of Thucydides' History (Hardcover): Thucydides The Eighth Book Of Thucydides' History (Hardcover)
Thucydides
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The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury; Volume 2 (Paperback): Thomas Hobbes, Thucydides, Homer The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury; Volume 2 (Paperback)
Thomas Hobbes, Thucydides, Homer
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 14 working days
The History Of The Peloponnesian War; Volume 1 (Hardcover): Thucydides, Samuel Thomas Bloomfield The History Of The Peloponnesian War; Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Thucydides, Samuel Thomas Bloomfield
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The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury; Volume 3 (Hardcover): Thomas Hobbes, Thucydides, Homer The English Works Of Thomas Hobbes Of Malmesbury; Volume 3 (Hardcover)
Thomas Hobbes, Thucydides, Homer
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