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  • Published: 31 December 1963
  • ISBN: 9780140440393
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $22.99

History of the Peloponnesian War




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.

  • Pub date: 31 December 1963
  • ISBN: 9780140440393
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656
  • RRP: $22.99

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