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    History of the Peloponnesian War (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback) By (author) Thucydides, Volume editor Walter Blanco, Translated by Walter Blanco, Edited by Jennifer Tolbert Roberts

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    DescriptionThe Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.E.) was the greatest "disturbance" in Greek history to that time. The bitter rivalry between the two chief city-states, Athens and Sparta, and their respective allies ended with the ruin of Athens' naval hegemony and what the Greek historian Thucydides (ca. 460-400 B.C.E.) called a "convulsion" affecting all humankind. With the detachment of a clinician and the dramatic skill of a poet, Thucydides recreates the often savage events of the war and brings to life its chief protagonists: Pericles, Nicias, Cleon, Alcibiades, and others. The first of the "scientific" historians, Thucydides makes use of documentary material and relies on eyewitness accounts; even where direct documentary evidence is lacking, his keen understanding of human nature helps him to uncover the truth of what actually happened. The loftiness of its ideals, its painstaking research, and its beauty of expression have made the History of the Peloponnesian War a work that is in the author's own words, "a possession for all time."


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    Title
    History of the Peloponnesian War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thucydides, Volume editor Walter Blanco, Translated by Walter Blanco, Edited by Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 799
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393971675
    ISBN 10: 0393971678
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 938.05
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 30
    DC21: 938.05
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    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG
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    LC classification: DF229.T55 B56 1998, DF229.T55B
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    13 maps
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    19 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York