9780140440393

The History of the Peloponnesian War Revised Edition

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    9780140440393

  • ISBN10:

    0140440399

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/30/1954
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion came to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the entire Greek world was plunged into 27 years of war. Thucydides applied a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this exhaustively factual record of the disastrous conflict that eventually ended the Athenian empire.

Author Biography

Thucydides (c. 460 b.c.-400 b.c.) was a general who was exiled for his failure to defend the Greek city of Amphipolis in Thrace. During his exile, he began compiling histories and accounts of the war from various participants.

Rex Warner (1905-1986) was a classical scholar of Wadham College, Oxford, and served as university professor of the University of Connecticut.

M. I. Finley was a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College, Cambridge. He died in 1986.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 9(24)
M. I. Finley
TRANSLATOR'S NOTE 33(2)
Rex Warner
BOOK I 35(89)
Introduction
35(14)
The Dispute over Epidamnus
49(4)
The Dispute over Corcyra
53(15)
The Dispute over Potidaea
68(4)
The Debate at Sparta and Declaration of War
72(15)
The Pentecontaetia
87(16)
The Allied Congress at Sparta
103(5)
The Stories of Pausanias and Themistocles
108(10)
The Spartan Ultimatum and Pericles' Reply
118(6)
BOOK II 124(70)
Outbreak of War
124(12)
The First Year of the War
136(7)
Pericles' Funeral Oration
143(8)
The Plague
151(5)
The Policy of Pericles
156(9)
The Fall of Potidaea
165(3)
The Siege of Plataea
168(5)
Victories of Phormio
173(14)
Thrace and Macedonia
187(7)
BOOK III 194(71)
Revolt of Mytilene
194(18)
The Mytilenian Debate
212(11)
The End of Plataea
223(13)
Civil War in Corcyra
236(9)
Operations in Sicily and Greece
245(10)
End of Sixth Year of War
255(10)
BOOK IV 265(83)
Athenian Success at Pylos
265(13)
Final Victory at Pylos
278(12)
Further Athenian Successes
290(8)
Peace in Sicily
298(5)
Fighting at Megara
303(7)
Brasidas in Thrace
310(8)
Athenian Defeat at Delium
318(8)
Brasidas Captures Amphipolis
326(8)
Armistice between Athens and Sparta
334(5)
End of Ninth Year of War
339(9)
BOOK V 348(61)
Battle of Amphipolis
348(8)
Peace of Nicias
356(7)
Negotiations with Argos
363(10)
Alliance between Athens and Argos
373(9)
Campaigns in the Peloponnese
382(6)
Battle of Mantinea
388(12)
The Melian Dialogue
400(9)
BOOK VI 409(69)
Sicilian Antiquities
409(5)
Launching of the Sicilian Expedition
414(16)
The Debate at Syracuse
430(7)
The Athenians Arrive in Sicily
437(5)
The Story of Harmodius and Aristogiton
442(5)
Recall of Alcibiades
447(2)
Athenian Victory before Syracuse
449(6)
The Debate at Camarina
455(10)
Alcibiades in Sparta
465(6)
More Athenian Successes at Syracuse
471(7)
BOOK VII 478(60)
Gylippus Arrives in Syracuse
478(5)
Letter of Nicias
483(5)
Fortification of Decelea
488(8)
Athenian Defeat in the Great Harbour
496(7)
Athenian Defeat at Epipolae
503(13)
Syracusan Victory at Sea
516(9)
Destruction of the Athenian Expedition
525(13)
BOOK VIII 538(69)
Alarm at Athens
538(3)
Beginning of Persian Intervention
541(21)
The Oligarchic Coup
562(37)
Athenian Victory at Cynossema
599(8)
Appendices 607(14)
Bibliography 621(4)
Maps
625(8)
Index 633

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