The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides audiobook

The History of the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides
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Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational enquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war but also of the future course of human history. This abridgement features Richard Crawley’s classic translation, which has been updated by Ian Johnston.

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Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational enquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war but also of the future course of human history. This abridgement features Richard Crawley’s classic translation, which has been updated by Ian Johnston.

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Author Bio: Thucydides

Author Bio: Thucydides

Thucydides (460–400 BCE) was an Athenian general of Thracian decent. After failing to prevent the surrender of the city of Amphipolis to the Spartan commander Brasidas during the Peloponnesian War, he was exiled, when he began compiling his history of the war. He is generally acclaimed as the creator of scholarly history as we know it today.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 7.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English