Thucydides History: Book II

Thucydides History: Book II

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Most editions of single books of Thucydides are nearly 100 years old, and concentrate heavily on textual and linguistic matters. This new edition of Book II, the book in which Thucydides' main narrative of the Peloponnesian war begins, contains an introduction, a Greek text, an English translation, and a commentary which should be useful not only to specialists but also to readers who know little or no Greek. Matters of texts and language are discussed when necessary, but the emphasis is on the war which formed Thucydides' subject matter, and on the way in which he has chosen to treat the subject. Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 154.94 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • 0856683965
  • 9780856683961
  • 2,048,677

Table of contents

Preface References Maps: 1. Greece & the Aegean, 2. Central & Southern Greece Introduction: 1. Thucudides & his history 2. The Peloponnesian war, 3. Summary of Book II, 4. Abbreviations used in Apparatus Criticus Bibliography Parallel Greek Text and English Translation Commentary Appendix: Athenian Population figures Indexshow more

About P. J. Rhodes

P. J. Rhodes was Professor of Ancient History and is now Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor at the University of Durham. He wrote the Introduction and Notes for the Oxford World's Classics translation of Thucydides and is writing a book on Thucydides for Bloomsbury; and his other books include The Athenian Boule, A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia, A History of the Classical Greek World, 478-323 B.C., and in 2014 A Short History of Ancient more