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  • Published: 15 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143118299
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

Thucydides: The Reinvention of History


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IN HIS GOAL OF COMPOSING 'A POSSESSION FOR ALL TIME,' THUCYDIDES HAS SET THE STANDARD FOR HISTORIANS FOR THE PAST TWO-AND-A-HALF MILLENNIA

Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship.  Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian.  This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at once an engrossing voyage of discovery, a moving tribute, and a revelatory meditation on the practice of history and its value in human affairs.

'Eloquent . . . Powerfully argues and beautifully written.'
- SLATE

'A nuanced and subtle account . . . A valuable guide.'
- PETER STOTHARD, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

  • Pub date: 15 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143118299
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

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