Thucydides: The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2013 - Political Science
Thucydides' classic work is a foundational text in the history of Western political thought. His narrative of the great war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC is now seen as a highly sophisticated study of the nature of political power itself: its exercise and effects, its agents and victims, and the arguments through which it is defended and deployed. It is therefore increasingly read as a text in politics, international relations and political theory, whose students will find in Thucydides many striking contemporary resonances. This edition seeks to present the author and the text in their proper historical context. The new translation is particularly sensitive to the risks of anachronism, and the notes and extensive reference material provide students with all the necessary historical, cultural and linguistic background they need to engage with the text on its own terms.
 

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Contents

List of maps page
xi
Principal dates
xli
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lii
Creee aeities heroes and mythological figures
liv
22
lx
THE WAR OF THE PELOPONNESIANS AND THE ATHENIANS I
3
Battle of Sybota 433
30
The Walls of Athens
64
Eighth year of the war 42423 IV 521 16
266
Ninth year of the war 42322 IV I 1735
307
Tenth year of the war 42221 V I24
320
Eleventh year of the war 4 2120 V 2539
338
Thirteenth year of the War 41918 V 5256
359
Fifteenth year of the war 4I7I6 V 8283
376
Seventeenth year of the war 41514 VI 893
391
Eighteenth year of the war 4I4I3 VI 94105 VII IIS
445

First year of the war 4 3130 II I47 I
89
Athenian and Peloponnesian leagues 431
95
Invasions of Attica 431
102
Second year of the war 4 3029 II 47 270
118
Third year of the war 42928 II 7IIo3
135
Operations in Acarnania and the northwest 429
142
Fourth year of the war 4 2827 III 125
162
Sitalces kingdom
173
Fifth year of the war 4 2726 III 2688
177
Corcyra the region and toWn
207
Sixth year of the war 4 2625 III 891 I 6
218
Campaigns of Demosthenes and Eurylochus in
227
Seventh year of the war 4 2524 IV I5I
236
Nineteenth year of the war 4I312 VII 1987 VIII I6
463
Twentieth year of the war 4 121 I VIII 760
515
Twentyfirst year of the war 4 1 IIo VIII 61109 unfinished
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variations from the OCT
581
a seleetion of texts
609
Background to the War I 23 4146 16
615
Synopsis 0fspeeehes
624
Index ofnames 64 0
642
General index
670
227
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About the author (2013)

Jeremy Mynott is Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He has contributed to the Cambridge Dictionary of Political Thought and Cambridge Reader in the History of Political Thought (both Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) and is also the author of several publications in natural history and ornithology.

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