The History of the Peloponnesian War - Thucydides

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides
Narrator: Pat Bottino
Format: Audiobook

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides
Narrator: Pat Bottino
Format: Audiobook
22H 6Min
English
4.11
Thucydides’ classic chronicle of the war between Athens and Sparta from 431 to 404 BCE persists as one of the most brilliant histories of all time. As one who actually participated in the conflict, Thucydides recognized the effect it would have on the history of Greece above all other wars. With a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance, he compiled an exhaustively factual record of the disaster that eventually ended the Athenian empire.

Conflicts between Athens and Sparta over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 BCE, when the entire Greek world was plunged into twenty-seven years of war. This watershed event concerns not only military prowess but also perennial conflicts between might and right, imperial powers and subject peoples. Extraordinary writing, scrupulous methods, and keen political insight make this account a joy to read.
Translator: Richard Crawley
More information about the audiobook:
Published: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9781483074085
22H 6Min
English
4.11
Category: History

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