The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 713
Release: 2008-04
ISBN 10: 1416590870
ISBN 13: 9781416590873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Thucydides Book Review:

Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Landmark Thucydides

The Landmark Thucydides
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1998-09-10
ISBN 10: 1439106592
ISBN 13: 9781439106594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Thucydides Book Review:

Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta “a possssion for all time,” and indeed it is the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, The Peloponnesian War is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Robert Strassler's 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. Based on the venerable Richard Crawley translation, updated and revised for modern readers. The Landmark Thucydides includes a vast array of superbly designed and presented maps, brief informative appendices by outstanding classical scholars on subjects of special relevance to the text, explanatory marginal notes on each page, an index of unprecedented subtlety, and numerous other useful features. In any list of the Great Books of Western Civilization, The Peloponnesian War stands near the top. This authoritative new edition will ensure that its greatness is appreciated by future generations.

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace
Author: Donald Kagan
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105017716312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace Book Review:

Analyzes history to determine why there are wars, whether there are underlying laws that explain why one nation challenges another, and whether there are forces working for the preservation of peace

The Landmark Julius Caesar

The Landmark Julius Caesar
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 0307455440
ISBN 13: 9780307455444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Julius Caesar Book Review:

Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic Wars served two purposes- to offer a record of Caesar's travels and insights into his military strategies, and to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader-which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for control of the empire. Caesar chronicles his struggle to rule in The Civil Wars, from his crossing of the Rubicon in 49 B.C. through the death of his chief rival, Pompey, and the ongoing efforts of Pompey's heirs and followers to remove Caesar from power. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition-edited by Robert B. Strassler and Kurt A. Raaflaub-supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations to place the work in historical and political context. And with stunning endpapers and color illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format paperback makes a terrific gift for history buffs and fans of the classics.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Donald Kagan
Publsiher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780143118299
ISBN 13: 0143118293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Book Review:

Reassesses the life and contributions of the ancient revisionist historian, citing the pivotal influence of his refusal to credit the gods or individuals with the societal events documented in "The Peloponnesian War."

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika
Author: Xenophon,John Marincola,Robert B. Strassler
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0375422552
ISBN 13: 9780375422553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika Book Review:

Narrates events surrounding the political alliances between Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia in the years 411 to 362 B.C.E., in a text that includes excerpts from Diordorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus historian.

Thucydides Reader

Thucydides Reader
Author: Blaise Nagy
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1585104833
ISBN 13: 9781585104833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Reader Book Review:

An annotated and illustrated Thucydides reader containing passages from books I-VIII of the Histories with introductory material for all eight books of the Histories, commentary and grammatical notes. This book is a standard text for any college course in reading Thucydides in Greek. It is also suitable for post-intermediate, secondary school students who want to tackle the works of a popular but challenging author.

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Walter Robert Connor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-09-20
ISBN 10: 1400820049
ISBN 13: 9781400820047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Book Review:

This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond other studies by its focus on the reader's role in giving meaning to the text, it reveals Thucydides' use of objectivity not so much as a standard for the proper presentation of his subject matter as a method for communicating with his readers and involving them in the complexity and suffering of the Peloponnesian War. W. Robert Connor shows that as Thucydides' themes and ideas are reintroduced and developed, the initial reactions of the reader are challenged, subverted, and eventually made to contribute to a deeper understanding of the war.

Thucydides and the Shaping of History

Thucydides and the Shaping of History
Author: Emily Greenwood
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN 10: 1472502434
ISBN 13: 9781472502438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides and the Shaping of History Book Review:

Thucydides' work was one of the most exciting creations in the cultural history of Greece in the fifth century BC - one of only two monumental prose works to have survived - and it still poses fresh and challenging questions about the writing of history. In the twenty-first century, it still challenges the reader: there is a marked tension in Thucydides' History between his aim to write about contemporary events and his desire that his work should outlast the period in which he composed it. Thucydides and the Shaping of History addresses two important issues: how contemporary was the History when it was written in the fifth century, and how 'contemporary' is it now? This book approaches the shaping of history from three different angles: the way in which Thucydides shaped history and how his narrative shapes our experience as readers of the History; the relationship between Thucydides' work and contemporary institutions, such as the theatre; and the role that ancient readers and modern scholars have played in shaping how we perceive the History. This book combines a close analysis of Thucydides' narrative with a discussion of its intellectual motivation; it examines how the historian attempted to determine the way in which readers would respond to his conception of the events of the Atheno-Peloponnesian War, and to ensure the continuing influence of his ideas.

A War Like No Other

A War Like No Other
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN 10: 1588364909
ISBN 13: 9781588364906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A War Like No Other Book Review:

One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like No Other. Over the course of a generation, the Hellenic city-states of Athens and Sparta fought a bloody conflict that resulted in the collapse of Athens and the end of its golden age. Thucydides wrote the standard history of the Peloponnesian War, which has given readers throughout the ages a vivid and authoritative narrative. But Hanson offers readers something new: a complete chronological account that reflects the political background of the time, the strategic thinking of the combatants, the misery of battle in multifaceted theaters, and important insight into how these events echo in the present. Hanson compellingly portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander, artists, among them Aristophanes, and thinkers including Sophocles and Plato. Hanson’s perceptive analysis of events and personalities raises many thought-provoking questions: Were Athens and Sparta like America and Russia, two superpowers battling to the death? Is the Peloponnesian War echoed in the endless, frustrating conflicts of Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and the current Middle East? Or was it more like America’s own Civil War, a brutal rift that rent the fabric of a glorious society, or even this century’s “red state—blue state” schism between liberals and conservatives, a cultural war that manifestly controls military policies? Hanson daringly brings the facts to life and unearths the often surprising ways in which the past informs the present. Brilliantly researched, dynamically written, A War Like No Other is like no other history of this important war.

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis
Author: Xenophon
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 9780307906854
ISBN 13: 030790685X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Xenophon s Anabasis Book Review:

The ancient classic--also known as The March of the Ten Thousand or The March Up Country--now in an elegantly designed, newly translated, definitive edition that features illuminating annotations, and copious maps and illustrations. Xenophon's Anabasis is one of the greatest true-life adventure stories ever recorded. Ten thousand Greek soldiers were stranded deep in hostile Persia and their commander was dead. They appointed Xenophon as their new leader, and he chronicled their harrowing journey as he led the "marching republic" north to the Black Sea. As with the other volumes in the Landmark series, this edition--edited by Robert B. Strassler and Shane Brennan--supplements the text with detailed maps, images, and annotations that place the work in historical context. With its stunning endpapers and enlightening illustrations, this beautifully produced, large-format hardcover will make a perfect gift for history buffs and all readers of the classics.

Thucydides Book 1

Thucydides Book 1
Author: H. Don Cameron
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780472068470
ISBN 13: 0472068474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Book 1 Book Review:

Offers a better way to read Thucydides through the explanation of grammar and a glimpse into the history of classical scholarship

Thucydides

Thucydides
Author: Thucydides
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-03-28
ISBN 10: 1107328152
ISBN 13: 9781107328150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides Book Review:

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.

Citizen Soldiers

Citizen Soldiers
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN 10: 1476740259
ISBN 13: 9781476740256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizen Soldiers Book Review:

From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S. army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II. In this riveting account, historian Stephen E. Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Citizen Soldiers opens at 0001 hours, June 7, 1944, on the Normandy beaches, and ends at 0245 hours, May 7, 1945, with the allied victory. It is biography of the US Army in the European Theater of Operations, and Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war. From the high command down to the ordinary soldier, Ambrose draws on hundreds of interviews to re-create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, Ambrose tells the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it.

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 1400034760
ISBN 13: 9781400034765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Xenophon s Hellenika Book Review:

"Covering the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, Persia, and other states were in constant flux ... Beautifully illustrated, heavily annotated, and filled with detailed, clear maps, this edition gives us a new, authoritative, and completely accessible translation by John Marincola, and a comprehensive introduction by David Thomas. This is also the only edition of Xenophon's Hellennika that contains relevant passages from the contemporary histories of Ephorus/Diodorus Siculus and the Oxyrhynchus Historian, two sources whos accounts sometime confirm and sometime refute that of Xenophon. With sixteen appendixes written by some of today's top scholars, including Paul Cartledge, Peter Krentz, Christopher Tuplin, and P.J. Rhodes. "The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika" is the most readable and comprehensive edition available of an essential history"--Back cover

The Landmark Herodotus

The Landmark Herodotus
Author: Robert B. Strassler
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 953
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1400031141
ISBN 13: 9781400031146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landmark Herodotus Book Review:

Offers a definitive new translation of the works by ancient Greek historian, which includes a chronicle of the Grecco-Persian war, accompanied by maps, textual annotations, and twenty-two appendixes covering such topics as Athenian government, Persian arms and tactics, and more. Reprint.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Clive Gamble
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415346597
ISBN 13: 0415346592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Review:

A must for anyone considering the study of archaeology, designed to provide the reader with everything they should know when embarking on an archaeological course, whether A Level or first year undergraduate.

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom
Author: Mary P. Nichols
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 0801455588
ISBN 13: 9780801455582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom Book Review:

In this book, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought.

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides
Author: Ryan Balot,Sarah Forsdyke,Edith Foster
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 773
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 0190647744
ISBN 13: 9780190647742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The creative juxtaposition of historical, literary, philosophical, and reception studies allows for a better grasp of Thucydides' complex project and its intellectual context, while at the same time providing a comprehensive introduction to the author's ideas. The volume is organized into four sections of papers: History, Historiography, Political Theory, and Context and Reception. It therefore bridges traditionally divided disciplines. The authors engaged to write the forty chapters for this volume include both well-known scholars and less well-known innovators, who bring fresh ideas and new points of view. Articles avoid technical jargon and long footnotes, and are written in an accessible style. Finally, the volume includes a thorough introduction prefacing each paper, as well as several maps and an up-to-date bibliography that will enable further study. The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides offers a comprehensive introduction to a thinker and writer whose simultaneous depth and innovativeness have been the focus of intense literary and philosophical study since ancient times.

Avoiding the Thucydides Trap

Avoiding the    Thucydides Trap
Author: Dong Wang,Travis Tanner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN 10: 1351206656
ISBN 13: 9781351206655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avoiding the Thucydides Trap Book Review:

As the relationship between China and the United States becomes increasingly complex and interdependent, leaders in Beijing and Washington are struggling to establish a solid common foundation on which to expand and deepen bilateral relations. In order to examine the challenges facing U.S.-China relations, the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Institute for Global Cooperation and Understanding (iGCU) at Peking University brought together a group of leading experts from China and the United States in Beijing and Honolulu to develop a conceptual foundation for U.S.-China relations into the future, tackling the issues in innovative ways under the banner of U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains. The resulting chapters assess U.S.-China relations in the maritime and nuclear sectors as well as in cyberspace and space and through the lens of P2P and mil-to-mil exchanges. Scholars and students in political science and international relations are thus presented with a diagnosis and prognosis of the relations between the two superpowers.