The History of the Peloponnesian War (Complete Edition)

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The History of the Peloponnesian War is a historical account of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC), which was fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens). It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian historian who also happened to serve as an Athenian general during the war. His account of the conflict is widely considered to be a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History is divided into eight books.


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Thucydides (c. 460 – c. 395 BC) was an ancient Greek historian, widely regarded as one of the greatest historical figures in classical antiquity. Born into a wealthy Athenian family, he was in a unique position to observe and record the significant events of his time. He is perhaps best known for his seminal work, 'The History of the Peloponnesian War (Complete Edition)', which recounts the 5th-century BC conflict between Athens and Sparta, providing an invaluable contemporaneous account of the war. Thucydides's approach to historiography was groundbreaking; he eschewed myth and legend in favor of empirical evidence and was meticulous in his pursuit of accuracy, critical evaluation of sources, and analysis of cause and effect, particularly in matters of diplomatic and military affairs. He is considered a pioneer in the field of political realism, discerning human nature's influence on the behavior of states. Although the exactitudes of his life are largely unknown, his work has endured, offering both a critical historical resource and a timeless study of the complexity of human political actions. His influence extends beyond history to the disciplines of political science, international relations, and military strategy, and he remains a foundational figure in the study of history and the humanities.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 447 Pages

Filesize: 814.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547764670

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