By Thucydides, Robert B. Strassler, Richard Crawley
Thucydides referred to as his account of 2 many years of battle among Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and certainly it's the first and nonetheless most renowned paintings within the Western historic culture. thought of crucial examining for generals, statesmen, and liberally trained voters for greater than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of army, ethical, political, and philosophical wisdom.
Thucydides referred to as his account of 2 a long time of battle among Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and certainly it's the first and nonetheless most famed paintings within the Western old culture. thought of crucial examining for generals, statesmen, and liberally knowledgeable electorate for greater than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of army, ethical, political, and philosophical wisdom.
However, this vintage publication has lengthy offered hindrances to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's new version eliminates those stumbling blocks through offering a brand new coherence to the narrative total, and by way of successfully reconstructing the misplaced cultural context that Thucydides shared together with his unique viewers. according to the venerable Richard Crawley translation, up to date and revised for contemporary readers. The Landmark Thucydides encompasses a significant array of fantastically designed and offered maps, short informative appendices by means of remarkable classical students on matters of distinct relevance to the textual content, explanatory marginal notes on each one web page, an index of extraordinary subtlety, and diverse different important features.
In any record of the good Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands close to the head. This authoritative re-creation will make sure that its greatness is preferred by means of destiny generations.
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3a Pheia in Elis: Map 2. 24. 2. 25. 4a Cape Ichthys: Map 2. 24. 2. 25. 4b those have been the Messenians from Naupactus; see word 2. nine. 4c and 1. 103. 1–3. 2. 26. 1a Locris (Opuntian): Map 2. 24. 2. 26. 1b Euboea: Map 2. 24. 2. 26. 2a Thronium: Map 2. 24, inset. 2. 26. 2b Alope: Map 2. 24, inset. 2. 27. 1a Aegina: Map 2. 24. 2. 27. 2a Thyrea: Map 2. 24. Thucydides describes what occurred to the Aeginetans at Thyrea in four. fifty six. 2. 27. 2b The earthquake in Laconia and the rebel of the Helots (thought to have taken position in 465) is defined via Thucydides in 1. 101–3. For a dialogue of the Spartan Helots, see Appendix C, Spartan associations, �3–4, eight. 2. 28. 1a This partial eclipse happened at Athens on August three, 431, approximately 5:22 P. M. 2. 29. 1a Abdera: Map 2. 29. 2. 29. 1b A proxenus, even though a citizen and resident of his personal nation, served as a “friend or consultant” (much like a contemporary honorary consul) of a overseas kingdom. 2. 29. 2a Odrysian Thrace: Map 2. 29. 2. 29. 3a Daulis: Map 2. 24. 2. 29. 3b Phocis: Map 2. 24, inset. 2. 29. 3c whilst Procne stumbled on that Tereus had raped and mutilated her sister, Philomela, she took revenge via serving him a meal that integrated the flesh in their baby, Itys. The gods avoided him from punishing her through turning him right into a hoopoe, Philomela right into a swallow, and Procne right into a nightingale. 2. 29. 4a Perdiccas used to be king of Macedonia (Map 2. 29). His devious function within the Potidaea affair is defined above in 1. 56–62. 2. 29. 5a Peltasts have been troops armed in basic terms with a small mild guard, a javelin, and a quick sword. Unhinderd by way of physique armor, they can circulation even more fast than the absolutely armed hoplite, whose gear used to be either way more heavy and much dearer than theirs. 2. 29. 6a Therme: Map 2. 29. 2. 29. 6b Chalcidice: Map 2. 29. 2. 29. 7a We subsequent pay attention of Sitalces in 2. sixty seven, and of Perdiccas in 2. eighty. 2. 30. 1a Sollium: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 30. 1b Corinth: Map 2. 31, AY. 2. 30. 1c Palaira, Acarnania: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 30. 1d Astacus: Map 2. 31, AX. Evarchus returns to Astacus with Corinthian aid in 2. 33. 2. 30. 2a Cephallenia: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 30. 2b Acarnania: Map 2. 31, AX. occasions in Acarnania will look subsequent in 2. 33. 2. 30. 2c Leucas: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 30. second light, Cranae, related, Proni, of Cephallenia: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 31. 1a Megara: Map 2. 31, AY. 2. 31. 1b Athenian resident extraterrestrial beings (metics) had either rights and duties yet weren't electorate. See Appendix A, The Athenian govt, �2, four. 2. 31. 2b Nisaea: Map 2. 31, AY. The seize of Nisaea via the Athenians in 424 is defined in four. sixty nine. 2. 32. 1a Atalanta: Map 2. 31, AY. 2. 32. 1b Opus: Map 2. 31, AY. 2. 32. 1c Locris (Opuntian): Map 2. 31, AY. 2. 32. 1d Euboea: Map 2. 31, AY. 2. 33. 1a Acarnania: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 33. 1b Astacus: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 33. 3a Cephallenia: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 33. 3b Cranae on Cephallenia: Map 2. 31, AX. 2. 34. 2a The Greek customized at the present was once to burn the our bodies of the lifeless after which to assemble up the bones and bury them. 2. 34. 3a For extra on Athenian “tribes,” see Appendix A, The Athenian executive, �3–5. 2. 34. 5a Marathon (Map 2. 31, AY) is the place the Athenians defeated an invading strength of Persians in 490.