With an english translation by charles forster smith. The persian expedition by thucydides 1991, paperback at the best online prices at. History of the peloponnesian warbook 6 wikisource, the free. Thucydides admired pericles, approving of his power over the people and showing a marked distaste for the demagogues who followed him. I represented it at the olympic games, when i sent into the lists seven chariots, a number never before. The history of the peloponnesian war,illustrated with maps from the 1829 oxford edition by thucydides, 1978. The same year the athenians embark on the sicilian expedition 415, the spartans attack argive territory, and the athenians intervene. Characterization and politics in thucydides by drew c. Athens sends a huge fleet to sicily and suffers disaster. He dedicated his career to the deep study of this conflict and his book is a modern masterpiece. Thucydides peloponnesian war, steven lattimore translation.
Thucydides, the peloponnesian war, book 6, chapter 1. The history of the peloponnesian war is an account of the peloponnesian war in ancient greece, fought between the peloponnesian league led by sparta and the delian league led by athens in the 5th century bc. This study guide consists of approximately 49 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of history of the peloponnesian war. Thucydides was in athens in the early part of the war and survived the deadly plague that killed large numbers of athenians, including the leader, pericles. Thvcydides cvm scholiis et antiqvis et vtilibvs sine q. Thucydides, greatest of ancient greek historians and author of the history of the peloponnesian war, which recounts the struggle between athens and sparta in the 5th century bc. The historians family was wealthy from the possession of gold mines in scapte hyle on the thracian coast opposite thasos. The history of the peloponnesian war by thucydides the internet. Causes of the warthe affair of epidamnusthe affair of potidaea. The state of greece from the earliest times to the commencement of the peloponnesian war. His father, oloros, was connected with royalty in the area of thrace. It is also a chance for those of you who had read herodotus. The state of greece from the earliest times to the commencement of the peloponnesian war chapter ii.
History of the peloponnesian war by thucydides, translated by richard crawley book. The history of the peloponnesian war by thucydides. Reading kagan is great preparation for taking on thucydides. Thucydides seeming downplaying of the cavalryboth athenian and campanianthroughout his narrative of the. For the fact of aristogeiton and harmodius was undertaken upon an accident of love, which unfolding at large, i shall make appear that neither any other, nor the athenians themselves, report any certainty either of their own tyrants or of the fact.
History of the peloponnesian war, thoukydides meta scholion palaion kai pany ophelimon choris hon ho syngrapheus poly, aneucheres esti. Thucydides text is generally regarded as finely crafted, highly focused, and consistently ontopic. Chapter xviii seventeenth year of the war the sicilian campaign affair of the hermae departure of the expedition the same winter the athenians resolved to sail again to sicily, with a greater armament than that under laches and eurymedon, and, if possible, to conquer the island. The history of the peloponnesian war by thucydides, part of the internet classics archive.
However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Then they feasted such as came with them in their private houses, and at those feastings exhibited all the gold and silver vessels they could get together, either. Best known for his account of the peloponnesian war, thucydides c. Note that the ratio of gold to silver in those times was about 14 units of silver for each unit of gold. Book i is an opportunity to get to know thucydides world and the background for the war to be described. Thucydides was from the deme of halimus and was the son of olorus and hegesipyle. The history of the peloponnesian war book 6 chapter 18 summary.
Selections from the history of the peloponnesian war, and more on. Thucydides, the peloponnesian war, book 6, chapter 54. This did not include the uncoined gold and silver in public and private. History of the peloponnesian war, by thucydides book vi during the same winter the athenians conceived a desire of sending another expedition to sicily, larger than those commanded by laches and eurymedon.
Thucydides, an athenian, wrote the history of the war between the peloponnesians and the athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it. Nov 10, 2008 thucydides book 1 study guide questions. Shipping may be from our sydney, nsw warehouse or from our uk or us warehouse, depending on stock availability. And he, on hearing this, sailed in haste with seven ships which happened to be at hand, wishing above all to secure amphipolis before it yielded, or, failing in that, to seize eion. Thucydides, history of the peloponnesian war, book vi. The best overall study of the peloponnesian war is donald kagans book. Little is known about the life of thucydides most mo. The peloponnesian war thucydides, steven lattimore. Thucydides, history of the peloponnesian war, the first. It was written by thucydides, an athenian historian who also served as an athenian general during.
The history of the peloponnesian war the internet classics. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position. Aftermath of sicilian expedition, sections 12 the beginning of the sicilian expedition 415 bce 1. I would next recommend the landmark edition of thucydides. Robert strasslers new edition removes these obstacles by providing a new coherence to the narrative overall, and by effectively reconstructing the lost cultural context that thucydides shared with his original audience. Thucydides, history of the peloponnesian war, the sixth. The absence of romance in my history will, i fear, detract somewhat from its interest. He is thus to be distinguished from a contemporary of the same name, the son of melesias, who led the opposition party against pericles. Lastly, the circumference of piraeus with munychia was nearly seven miles.
The greatest ancient historian, he is in a real sense the creator of modern historiography. Thucydidess melian dialogue and sicilian expedition. Thucydides cum commentariis antiquis et valde utilibus sine quibus author intellectu, est quam difficillimus. This book, the first of two monographs exploring thucydides, consists of contributions by worldclass scholars on political order, using the peloponnesian war to explore the h. Thucydides book 1 study guide questions reading odyssey. The reading of that book led us to reread thucydides famous chronicle, the peloponnesian war. Book i is an opportunity to get to know thucydides world and the background for the war to be. Thucydides the peloponnesian war, first edition abebooks.
Thucydides has been dubbed the father of scientific history by those who accept his claims to. Thucydides book 1 summary the peloponnesian war an. Neveropened, brand new copy in absolute mint condition. For once they were wont throughout all greece to go armed because their houses were unfenced and travelling was unsafe, and accustomed themselves, like the barbarians, to the ordinary wearing of their armour. However, thucydides history was never finished, and as such, ends midsentence in the. See all books authored by thucydides, including history of the peloponnesian war, and on justice, power and human nature. Outline of thucydides book 3 university of vermont. In fine, i have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the.
His history of the peloponnesian war recounts the fifthcentury bc war between sparta and athens until the year 411 bc. The history of the peloponnesian war by thucydides written 431 b. Thucydides history of the peloponnesian war is seen as one of the first great works of western history. One of the greatest ancient historians, thucydides c. Thucydides project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Thucydides history of the peloponnesian war is an account of the war fought between the peloponnesian league sparta and its allies and the delian league athens and its allies from 431404. Shipping may be from our sydney, nsw warehouse or from our uk or us warehouse, depending.
Thucydides has been dubbed the father of scientific history due to his strict standards of evidence. Thucydides frequently suggests in books 6 and 7, not of athens itself. Thucydides cum scholiis et antiquis et utilibus sine quibus autor intellectu multum est, difficilis. Some sources say that his family was rich, even to the extent of owning gold mines. History of the peloponnesian warbook 2 wikisource, the. Thucydides, history of the peloponnesian war, the first book. What important information about sicily did the athenians not know. It was written by thucydides, an athenian general who served in the war. After his death, thucydidess history was subdivided into eight books.
Thucydides bilingual anthology studies thucydides in print table of contents book 1 chapter i. History of the peloponnesian warbook 6 wikisource, the. Hes been particularly praised for his objectivity and attempt at historical analysis, as. Chapter i the state of greece from the earliest times to the commencement of the peloponnesian war.
Thucydides, history of the peloponnesian war, the sixth book. History of the peloponnesian war, thoukydides, meta scholion palaion kai panu ophelimon choris on, ouk euxunetos ho, xungrapheus. Please look over our study guide questions below as you read through books 4 and the opening chapters of book 5 chs. Winter thus ended, and with it the eighteenth year of this war of which thucydides is the historian. The crews raised the paean and, when the libations were. The athenians meanwhile, having had word of the affair sent them immediately after its occurrence, had instantly seized all the boeotians in attica, and sent a. Sicilian antiquities chapters 1 7 thucydides discusses sicilys history and athens reasons for wanting to conquer it, which is due to treasure the athenians have been told will be available to them. Thucydides books list of books by author thucydides. History of the peloponnesian war american university of. On every deck both the officers and the marines, mingling wine in bowls, made libations from vessels of gold and silver. They resolved to send embassies to the king and to such other of the barbarian powers as either party could look to for assistance, and tried to ally themselves with the independent states at. The organizational connection, cowritten with peter.
And the winter ended, and with it ended the sixteenth year of this war of which thucydides is the historian. Jul 16, 2012 6 this done, the plataeans sent a messenger to athens, gave back the dead to the thebans under a truce, and arranged things in the city as seemed best to meet the present emergency. Thucydides, the peloponnesian war, book 6, chapter 1, section 1. Smith, commentary on thucydides book 7, speech of nicias to the atheni ans on leaving syracuse. Notes provide information necessary for a fuller understanding of problematic passages, explore their implications as well as the problems they. Thucydides, history of the peloponnesian war my work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever.
The first unabridged translation into american english, and the first to take into account the wealth of thucydidean scholarship of the last half of the twentieth century, steven lattimores translation sets a new standard for accuracy and reliability. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the. Thucydidess most popular book is history of the peloponnesian war. Peloponnesian invasion of attica 428 bce 26 revolt of mytilene athenian expedition to lesbos 7 athenian expedition to acarnania. He also records that he owned gold mines at scapte hyle literally dug. Thucydides history of the peloponnesian war complete the eight books of thucydides history, translated by r. Page 387 olorus, the author of this history, who was at thasos, a parian colony, about a halfdays sail from amphipolis, and urged him to come to their aid. During the same winter the athenians conceived a desire of. Thucydides has 383 books on goodreads with 72901 ratings. Thucydides begins this chapter by emphasizing the athenians widespread ignorance of sicily, thus distinctly foreshadowing the disaster that will. Mar 30, 2020 thucydides peloponnesian war, steven lattimore translation.988 531 1137 84 558 23 133 722 345 1484 387 1185 623 322 1497 1258 185 1187 1503 937 176 756 427 18 1449 407 758 1098 295 1225 453 1328 1536 1351 1612 566 668 330 755 761 1124 1314 309