Thucydides : The Reinvention of History
The bestselling author of The Peloponnesian War examines Thucydides as the first modern historian. Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at once an engrossing voyage of discovery, a moving tribute, and a revelatory meditation on the practice of history and its value in human affairs.
- Paperback | 260 pages
- 139.7 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 276.69g
- 31 Dec 2016
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, United States
About Donald M. Kagan
Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University. His four-volume History of the Peloponnesian War is the leading scholarly work on the subject. He is also the author of many books on ancient and modern topics.