The entire Greek world plunged into three decades of bloodshed in 431 B.C., when the ongoing friction between Athens and Sparta exploded into war. Ten years into the struggle, the Athenian general Thucydides was dismissed for a military failure that led to a triumph for posterity: the former general retired to write an account of the war, resulting in one of the world's great history books. Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between the Greek city-states resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human nature. As an insightful amateur historian, he traces the war's roots to prior hostilities between Greece and Persia and examines the relative merits of the Athenian League and the Spartan alliance. Scrupulously impartial and accurate, Thucydides presents detailed, knowledgeable analyses of battles in addition to dialogues reflecting the political atmosphere. This ancient tale of the rise and fall of a democratic empire remains enduringly relevant to modern times.
The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the great historian Thucydides, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thucydides’ life and works * Features Benjamin Jowett’s scholarly translation and the original Greek text * Concise introduction to the text * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation – ideal for students of Classical Greek * Also includes Xenophon’s seven book continuation: HELLENICA, allowing you to finish reading Thucydides’ unfinished work * Features two bonus biographies – discover Thucydides’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
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The Translations THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR XENOPHON’S HELLENICA
The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT
Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT
The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO THUCYDIDES by Charles Forster Smith THUCYDIDES by T. W. Lumb
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