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Thucydides ✓ 6 download summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Thucydides summary Ἱστορίαι N maps a chronology a glossary a. This book is impossible to review but I still wanted to give my opinion on this as I try to do with every outstanding book I come across I mean impossible because this book is the cornerstone for different disciplines mainly History and International Relations This is no surprise as Thucydides was intending to provide a historic account of the greatest war of his time the war between Sparta and Athens while not focusing on any superstitious beliefs Being the first historian he set about trying to understand this great powers struggle over control of the Greek world paying no attention to prophecies unless it impacted the actions of the actors as it usually did with SpartaHaving framed the book on its actual importance I am left with my impressions I had assumed the book was going to be a boring account of ship and hoplite numbers per battle as well as one or two mentions to Greek commanders Obviously I had completely underestimated Thucydides skills as well as the great job the translators have done since its time of publication I guess we owe Hobbes the bulk of it back on the 17th century The book does have that but it is so much Thucydides was an important Athenian figure during this conflict He was a general while one of the greatest Spartan commanders Brasidas was fighting in Thrace and he lived some time on Sparta as well after being exiled by the Athenians This allowed him to provide insight on the conflict while not being completely one sided Additionally his involvement in the everyday struggle the leaders had allowed him to provide a uniue account on human nature of his time The book immerses you in this conflict in a way that I thought impossible to do You will hear the speeches of the Athenian politicians you will feel the disgust Thucydides had when writing about the demagogue Cleon as well as Cleon exploits of his fame and good fortune against the Spartans on Sphacteria you will smell the sea sweat and tears of the Athenians fighting for their survival on Syracuse all this embedded on a page turning narrative where diplomacy treason political maneuvers and personal traits of different leaders shaped the worldThis is an excellent book that anyone interested in the ancient Hellenic world must read

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Thucydides ✓ 6 download summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Thucydides summary Ἱστορίαι The edition also includes fourtee. It has been said that Earthling civilization so far has created ten thousand wars but only three intelligent commentaries on war the commentaries of Thucydides of Julius Caesar and of Winston Niles Rutherfoord Kurt Vonnegut The Sirens of TitanSome years ago I waded through the Barnes Noble edition of Herodotus Histories It was one of the most painful reading experiences of my life I blame 95% of this on the translator GC Macaulay who broke new ground in dry prolix knotty prose The final result was to make Herodotus narrative already full to the brim with digressions and asides into a tangled mess that gave me a never ending headache However Donald Lateiner s introduction to that edition was so good that I was left wanting to read of him So when I found out that the B N edition of Thucydides famous history also featured an introduction by that scholar I picked up a copy But the memory of the pain wrought by Herodotus still burned It took a few years before I could bring myself to give Greek history another go But I m glad I did In many ways Thucydides is the polar opposite of Herodotus Whereas the latter is relaxed and easygoing Thucydides is forceful and dogmatic Herodotus is than willing to report an entertaining anecdote to indulge in an aside or to report multiple occurrences of the same event Thucydides by contrast is always on topic never indulgent From the first few sentences one is aware that he is cutting down and refining his material with ruthless precision Every fact that makes it to the page has been culled from an ocean of information every sentence has been written and re written dozens of times The merits of Thucydides are twofold The most obvious is that he virtually invented modern history concentrating on political and military developments and keeping scrupulously to verifiable facts The other is his rhetorical prowess From what I ve been told his Greek prose was cutting edge There is only the faintest echo of this uality in Crawley s translation which I still liked by the way Nevertheless the History is at times as gripping as any good novel The speeches however closely they adhered to actual fact are without exception masterpieces both of drama and of political analysis The battles the intrigues the plots the strategies the movements of men and ships all come alive in Thucydides terse muscular writing The Greeks were truly remarkable In mathematics Euclid was the standard textbook for over two millennia in philosophy Plato and Aristotle still cast their long shadows over the present day in literature there are few authors whose influence can compare with Homer Sophocles or Aristophanes And now we must add Thucydides to their ranks of geniuses The man managed to set the stage for an entire field of enuiry and do so with a book that remains both readable and relevant after over two thousand years If America suffers the same fate as Athens I at least hope we leave behind half as many great books

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Thucydides ✓ 6 download summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Thucydides summary Ἱστορίαι Selected bibliography and an inde. The Peloponnesian War is something that historicly interests me the most from the ancient greek history so this book was something that I ve read with ease In addition the writing is uite understandable and easy to follow

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  • Ἱστορίαι
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  • 08 October 2018
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