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Thucydides and the history of his age
George Beardoe Grundy
Vol. 1: 2d ed
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Featured texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. Books to Borrow. Top Full text of "Thucydides and the history of his age". Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it.
This belief was not without its grounds. Thucydides, (born bc or earlier?—died after bc?), greatest of ancient Greek historians and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the struggle between Athens and Sparta in the 5th century bc.
His work was the first recorded political and moral analysis of. Thucydides (c. / - / BCE) was an Athenian general who wrote the contemporary History of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, which lasted from BCE to BCE.
However, Thucydides' History was never finished, and as such, ends mid-sentence in the winter of BCE. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Grundy, G.B.
(George Beardoe), Thucydides and the history of his age. Oxford, Blackwell, The First Book. CHAPTER I. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War.
1 THUCYDIDES, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it.
Thucydides has books on Goodreads with ratings. Thucydides’s most popular book is History of the Peloponnesian War. Strassler (and his team) has updated and improved the Crawley translation (which is a gem).
This book is a must for students of the classics, politics, history and war. Hell, even if you are just interested in a good story, Thucydides tells a good one. This is an amazing and beautiful piece of history/5.
Chapter VI Beginning of the Peloponnesian War - First Invasion of Attica - Funeral Oration of Pericles The war between the Athenians and Peloponnesians and the allies on either side now really begins.
For now all intercourse except through the medium of heralds ceased, and hostilities were commenced and prosecuted without intermission. The history follows the chronological order of events by.
Thucydides traces the development of Athenian power through the growth of the Athenian empire in the years BC to BC in book one of the History (–). The legitimacy of the empire is explored in several passages, notably in the speech at –78, where an anonymous Athenian legation defends the empire on the grounds that it was freely given to the Athenians and not taken by force.
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- Volume H.D. Westlake, Individuals in Thucydides (), is an outstanding study of the leading individuals in the History, and his Essays on the Greek Historians and Greek History () deals primarily with specialized topics in Thucydides. A very exciting book is A.
Geoffrey Woodhead, Thucydides on the Nature of Power (). It demonstrates that. Thucydides came of age in what we think of today as the ‘Golden Age’ of classical Athens. He was an eyewitness to the events of the Peloponnesian War and served for some time as general in the war.
So he was very much a part of the story that he told. Thucydides. Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War Thomas Hobbes, Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") or if any other of that age seem but of light regard, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, Introduction; Charles F.
Smith, Commentary on Thucydides Book 7. Thucydides was a Greek historian who was born in Alimos between the years and B.C and died between and B.C. He is known for his book The History of the Peloponnesian War which details the war between Sparta and Athens in the 5th Century. His most recent book is Democracy Beyond Athens: Popular Government in the Greek Classical Age (Cambridge, ).
He has written about Thucydides and causes of the Peloponnesian War in The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides (Oxford, ). Free kindle book and epub digitized Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 8 by Thucydides; The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides.
Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Thucydides. BCE BCE: Translator: Crawley, Richard, Title: The History of the Peloponnesian War Language: English: LoC Class: DF. Thucydides was an Athenian general and historian, most notable for his work known as the History of the Peloponnesian Herodotus, a near-contemporary of his, is often hailed as the Father of History, Thucydides himself has been dubbed the Father of Scientific is due to the methods that Thucydides employed whilst writing his History of the Peloponnesian : Dhwty.
History of the Peloponnesian War/Book 6. And the winter ended, and with it ended the sixteenth year of this war of which Thucydides is the historian. 8 Early in the spring of the following summer the Athenian envoys arrived from Sicily, and the Egestaeans with them, bringing sixty talents of uncoined silver, as a month's pay for sixty ships.
Thucydides - Thucydides - Authority of his work: He kept to a strict chronological scheme, and, where it can be accurately tested by the eclipses that he mentions, it fits closely.
There are also a fair number of contemporary documents recorded on stone, most of which confirm his account both in general and in detail. There is the silent testimony of the three historians who began where he. On the life and history of Thucydides We read of divers men that bear the name of Thucydides.
There is Thucydides a Pharsalian, mentioned in the eighth book of this history; who was public host of the Athenians in Pharsalus, and chancing to be at Athens at the time that the government of THE FOUR HUNDRED began to go down, by his interposition and persuasion kept asunder the factions then.
In the first book of his History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides gave the background information for the conflict, culminating with Pericles' first speech in Athens.
In book 2, he gets into. Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War breaks off before the story is over. After detailing the armed conflict between the Athenians and the Spartans (and their respective allies) between Author: Julia Kindt.
Pericles' funeral oration is a speech written by Thucydides for his history of the Peloponnesian War. Pericles delivers the oration not only to bury the dead, but to praise democracy. Pericles, a great supporter of democracy, was a Greek leader and statesman during the Peloponnesian War.
He was so important for Athens that his name defines the. His story of the final conflict of – breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 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. Chapter Summary for Thucydides's The History of the Peloponnesian War, book 1 chapter 2 summary.
Find a summary of this and each chapter of The History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides grew to adulthood in the age of the sophists, and the antilogy format most probably springs from the emphasis the sophists placed on rhetoric. The. The History of the Peloponnesian War, by Thucydides, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New introductions commissioned from today's top /5(31). Plutarch in his book, De gloria Atheniensium, saith of him thus: “Thucydides aimeth always at this; to make his auditor a spectator, and to cast his reader into the same passions that they were in that were beholders.
The manner how Demosthenes arranged the Athenians on the rugged shore before Pylus; how Brasidas urged the steersman to run.
Thucydides (tho͞osĭd`ĭdēz), c–c B.C., Greek historian of Athens, one of the greatest of ancient historians. His family was partly Thracian. As a general in the Peloponnesian WarPeloponnesian War, – B.C., decisive struggle in ancient Greece between Athens and Sparta.
It ruined Athens, at least for a time. The rivalry between Athens. Are Thucydides and His History of the Peloponnesian War Still Relevant for the Analysis of Contemporary International Relations. Why. The Peloponnesian War was a conflict between the Greek city-states, Athens and Sparta, from BC that brought an end to the Hellenic age of Pericles and his empire by the succession of Sparta by the end of the war.
CHAPTER 1. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War. THUCYDIDES, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war, and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it.5/5(2).
The greatest of all Greek historians was the Athenian general Thucydides ( B.C.E.). Thucydides' classic work, "History Of The Peloponnesian War", provides us with the historical framework for 5th century Greece, a golden age of intellectual achievement and creativity rarely equaled in human history.5/5(3).
T.E. Lawrence remarked upon reading The World Crisis: “I suppose he recalls that he’s the only high person, since Thucydides and Clarendon, who has put his generation imaginatively in his debt.
5 Frank Harris, Churchill’s early literary agent, wrote that it was “ a book which will be as Thucydides said of his own history ‘a. Thucydides (c. BC) was an Athenian general and historian. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens.
In the first sentence of the book, he describes himself: “Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the war of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians as they warred against each other, beginning to write as soon as the war was on foot.
Historians argue among themselves whether Thucydides is a moralizing philosopher or, in a common phrase, “the first scientific historian.” What is radical about him, and gives him his unerring clear-sightedness, is that he is both. He understands morals, not as a set of arbitrary rules imposed or wished upon reality, but part of the fabric of reality itself, in the same way that Greek.
The History of the Peloponnesian War THUCYDIDES (ΘΟΥΚΥΔΊΔΗΣ) (c. BC - c. BC), translated by Richard CRAWLEY ( - ) The History .Some 2, years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of Athenian power and the fear that this power inspired in Sparta which rendered the Peloponnesian War somehow necessary, inevitable, or compulsory.
In this new political psychological study of Thucydides' first book, S.N.