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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thucydides Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Thucydides's The History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational inquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war, but also of the future course of human history.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 José | 2/20/2014

    " Sometimes used as an international relations text at universities. It covers every facet of this prolonged struggle between fellow Greeks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 2/9/2014

    " After listening to Timothy Shutt and reading and listening to Victor Davis Hanson. I've decided, at 50, to turn over a new leaf and become an autodidact itinerant classics professor. So the Amazon brung me Xenophon, Thucydides, and Procopius. Coming to a town near you, look for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John-paul Pagano | 1/25/2014

    " This is the best edition of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War available today. A collection of classicists update the Crawley translation and supply commentary of their own, as well as other helpful study guides. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth Sepulveda | 1/22/2014

    " Liked the speeches. Good read for ancient history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/11/2014

    " After I read the Iliad in High School, I went on a bit of an ancient Greeks kick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/5/2014

    " Love Thucydides not only for the fact that everyone made great speeches before the big battles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Snideman | 1/5/2014

    " Foundational for the realpolitik approach to IR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/8/2013

    " Had to read this one for a class, but loved it anyway. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 12/4/2013

    " I confess, I love the components of the book perhaps more than the whole that they add up to; the Melian dialogue, or the Funeral Oration, are two of the finest component parts of the western tradition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauriann | 9/16/2013

    " I really don't see the point in reading this cover-to-cover. I had to read Woodruff's abridged version during my undergrad, and it was much more to the point and I liked his translation better as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emme Greer | 4/22/2013

    " This is not an easy book but I never expected it to be. The inclusion of maps and appendices makes it a fantastic edition. I find myself reading the speeches out loud because the translation is so active. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pat Monahan | 4/5/2013

    " Read it for Humanities I, freshman year at Earlham College. Didn't finish it, but plan to reread it soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arron | 2/13/2013

    " Didn't read all of it, but what I did read was great. I'd like to spend some more time with this one. The speeches are great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virgil | 1/26/2013

    " Incredible first hand account of ancient warfare. Very readable. It is so wonderful we have books like these available still. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 12/30/2012

    " The political speeches of the advocates for war sound incredibly contemporary in light of recent US aggression. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 12/25/2012

    " This book has everything: maps, glossaries, etc. Makes Thucydides much more accessible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Beales | 10/21/2012

    " Perhaps the greatest historical book ... the bloody river slaughter is horrific. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn | 10/17/2012

    " A history of the Peloponnesian War. If I were more of an ancient war buff (like George S. Patton Jr. was), I may have gotten into this a lot more than I did. But it doesn't do much for an average person. Reads more like a textbook for grade-schoolers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 10/6/2012

    " If Herodotus is a friendly dog, Thucydides is a sly cat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Puskas | 9/7/2012

    " Numerous battles on multiple fronts, thousands of geographical references, battle scenes, dialogues, speeches, nice illustrations and maps for this edition. "

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