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History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

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The History of the Peloponnesian Wars by Thucydides is a detailed and objective chronicle of the war between Athens and Sparta. The Peloponnesian War (431 to 404 B.C.E.) was a consequence of the shift in power from the Greek city-state of Sparta to Athens after the Greco-Persian Wars.

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author’s ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.


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