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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 Jaso Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Elisabeth Sepulveda | 1/22/2014

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

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