Thucydides: The Reinvention of History

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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The bestselling author of "The Peloponnesian War" examines Thucydides as the first modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries.

Author Biography

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University and the recipient of a National Humanities Medal for 2002. He is the author of many books and articles on a wide range of subjects. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Thucydides the Revisionistp. 23
Causes of the War-Corcyrap. 35
Causes of the War-From Corcyra to the Megarian Decreep. 58
The Strategy of Periclesp. 75
Was Periclean Athens a Democracy?p. 98
Cleon's Lucky Victory at Pylosp. 115
Thucydides and Cleon at Amphipolisp. 140
The Decision for a Sicilian Expeditionp. 162
Who Was Responsible for the Sicilian Disaster?p. 188
Conclusionp. 223
Notesp. 235
Indexp. 247
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