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La Guerre du Péloponnèse Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life and death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author s ambitious claim Thucydides himself c.460 400 BC was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict. Free Download La Guerre du Péloponnèse by Thucydides For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 900 pages
  • La Guerre du Péloponnèse
  • Thucydides
  • French
  • 20 September 2017
  • 2070400689

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  1. Towards the end of this book I had a flashback of watching an episode of Mastermind in the 80s, the contestant had chosen the Spartan military as their specialist subject was asked being asked by Magnus Magnusson, the Icelandic Viking who swooped down from the north to Britain as a child to become a TV quiz host, why the Spartans had stopped their campaign on one particular occasion and gone home The correct answer was that this was in response to an earthquake Judging by Thucydides history t Towards the end of this book I had a flashback of watching an episode of Mastermind in the 80s, the contestant had chosen the Spartan military as their specialist subject was asked being asked by Magnus Magnusson, the Icelandic Viking who swooped down fr...

  2. Favorite quote The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest, but if it is judged worthy by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to t...

  3. If you ever wanted to tackle Thucydides, this is the way to do it It s beautifully laid out, with helpful maps and other material The reading experience is profoundly moving, not really for the style but for the sheer weight of huma...

  4. I first read Thucydides in college, using Rex Warner s translation in the Penguin edition As a frosh with little background in ancient history and political science, I didn t have the proper perspective to realize Th s critical place in western historiography and political thought As a junior, I re read Th., this time in a course on ancient historians At that point, having had modest e...

  5. What I love about the best ancient Greek literature is how startlingly modern it could be This is particularly true of Euripides whom I regard as a 21st century dramatist and The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides The accounts of the Corcycran revolution, the so called Melian Dialogue in which Athens shows itself to be somewhat less enlightened than reputed , and the utter disaster of the Sicilian Expedition can just as easily be taking place now in remote parts of the world.The What I love about the best ancient Greek literature is how startlingly modern it could be This is particularly true of Euripides whom I regard as a 21st century dramatist and The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides The accounts of the Corcycran revolution, the so called Melian Dialogue in which Athens shows itself to be somewhat less enlightened than reputed , and the utter disaster of the Sicilian Expedition can just as easily be taking place now in remote parts of the world.The Peloponnesian War even had...

  6. If you are going to read Thucydides, the Landmark version is the best place to start I read this after I became a fan of Strassler s The Landmark Herodotus The Histories For me, there is not much better than Thucydides speeches The Funeral Oration of Pericles , Diodotus to the Athenian Ecclesia , Demosthenes to his troops at Pylos Nicias before the last sea fight are all some of the most interesting, moving and inspiring speeches and harangu...

  7. Courage in the face of reality ultimately distinguishes such natures as Thucydides and Plato Plato is a coward in the face of reality consequently he flees into the ideal Thucydides has himself under control consequently he retains control over things. Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  8. Probably 4.5 stars due to Thucydides dry narrative but an awesome read Political stupidity has not changed.

  9. 3.5 starsFinally I could finish reading this book after many intervals of being content with what I knew, I didn t claim I enjoyed all of eight book Thucydides s account Compared to the other history classic of similar stature, Herodotus s The Histories translated by Aubrey de Selincourt, I think, isenjoyable and impressive regarding the world as viewed by the Greek historian in the fifth century B.C Contrastively in a smaller scale, Thucydides has ambitiously depicted the twenty seven 3.5 starsFinally I could finish reading this book after many intervals of being content with what I knew, I didn t claim I enjoyed all of eight book Thucydides s account Compared to the other history classic of similar stature, Herodotus s The Histories translated by Aubrey de Selincourt, I think, isenjoyable and impressive regarding the world as viewed by the Greek historian in the fifth century B.C Contrastively in a smaller scale, Thucydides has ambitiously depicted the twenty seven year conflicts between Athens and Sparta with innumerable sieges, commanders, strategies and so on till we simply can t help getting confused, praying when each book would ever end.The reason why I decided to read it is that many years ago I read some excerpts of Pericles funeral oration somewhere and longed to read it in full Definitely one of the greatest orators in history, he has since impressed posterity to the extent that few can surpass him ...

  10. 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 tr This ...