A History of the Peloponnesian War: Bk. 7-8 : Books 7-8. General Index
The war was really three conflicts with one uncertain peace after the first; and Thucydides had not unified them into one account when death came sometime before 396. His history of the first conflict, 431 421, was nearly complete; Thucydides was still at work on this when the war spread to Sicily and into a conflict (415 413) likewise complete in his awful and brilliant record, though not fitted into the whole. His story of the final conflict of 413 404 breaks off (in the middle of a sentence) when dealing with the year 411. So his work was left unfinished and as a whole unrevised. Yet in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior.
The Loeb Classical Library edition of Thucydides is in four volumes.
- Hardback | 464 pages
- 104.14 x 157.48 x 30.48mm | 340.19g
- 01 Jul 1989
- HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, Mass, United States
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