History of the Peloponnesian War. by Thucydides; Warner Publisher Harmondsworth, Eng., Baltimore] Penguin Books. Collection americana. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Thucydides. Penguin Books Limited, Feb 28, – History – pages He took a small part in the Peloponnesian War when it broke out in BC.
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The History of the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides is hard to translate because even in his time his writing was criticized for neologisms, very quirky metaphors and abstractions and odd turns of phrase. Nine Greek Lives Classics. Thucydides historyy hard to translate because even in his time his writing was criticized for neologisms, very quirky metaphors and abstractions and odd turns of phrase. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. You are likely to be very surprised, for example, at how similar some of nowaday’s justifications for taking advantage of power without paying attention to justice are to those that Thucydides already made a long time ago.
if Don’t have a Kindle? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War. Of course, you might think that the subject is trivial to you. As an exile, he traveled freely during two more decades of the war and spoke peloponneeian witnesses on both sides. Editorial Reviews Language Notes Text: Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.
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Sorry Off can’t be of more help but it will. Thucydides exhibits a deep understanding of politics. The Histories Oxford World’s Classics. Showing of reviews. This one does used modern terminology that is sometimes jarring in the context of the era of the history, So Thucydides was not an easy read for his contemporaries and thus a “good translation” that reads easily also fails to convey the characteristic of the actual work itself. It is important to point out that in “History of the Peloponnesian War” you will find a painstaking account of many things that actually happened, but also some speeches that weren’t made by the actors, but could have been made by them.
Withoutabox Submit thhe Film Festivals. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Thucydides wrote some political dialogues and monologues that allow us to understand some aspects of the conflict and many of his ideas better.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I was especially taken aback by how well he expresses his ideas regarding the fact that “power makes right” in the Melian debate. Ships from and sold by Amazon.
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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long hte struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author’s ambitious claim. Well, if you were to think that, you would be enormously mistaken. A War Like No Other: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
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Customers who wraner this item also bought. Rex Warner was a Professor of the University of Connecticut from until his retirement in He was born in and went to Wadham College, Oxford, where he gained a “first” in Classical Moderations, and took a degree in English Literature.
The results will be the same, but you won’t feel dismayed by the need of finishing it immediately. To explain that more clearly: The translation by Warner perhaps comes as close to palatable and yet conveys the unique style that is Thucydides.
The translation by Warner perhaps warjer as close to palatable and yet conveys the unique style that is Thucydides. During a debate in Athens over strategy, Thucydides says, “Oracles of the most various import were recited by the collectors, and found eager listeners in one or other of the disputants.
Showing of reviews. There is nothing in either the translation or the Kindle implementation to complain about, but there are no maps. My favorite speech is the one made by Pericles, in honor of the men who died during the war.
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The results will be the same, but you won’t feel dismayed by the need of finishing it immediately. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Enter your mobile number or email peloponnnesian below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. During his exile, he began compiling histories and accounts of the war from various participants.
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