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P. J. Rhodes - Thucydides - 9781472523990 - V9781472523990
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Description for Thucydides Paperback. Series: Ancients in Action. Num Pages: 104 pages, 5 bw illus. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBA; HBJD; HBLA1. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 140 x 215 x 7. Weight in Grams: 146.
Thucydides was labelled the 'greatest historian that ever lived' by Macauley and no study of Classical Greece is complete without encountering his history of the Peloponnesian War, the greatest war of Greeks against Greeks in the late fifth century BCE, which ended in the fall of Athens. This concise introductory guide sets Thucydides in context as a Greek historian writing about the Peloponnesian War; as an intellectual in the era of the 'sophists', who were willing to question a variety of traditional assumptions; and as an upper-class Athenian who lived through and was actively involved in the ... Read more

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Ancients in Action
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About P. J. Rhodes
P. J. Rhodes is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, UK, and Member of the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East.

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[This] new short introduction is welcome, not only to classicists ... Rhodes outlines all the right questions to ask about the text and sends the reader back to find the places which will yield the answers ... [R]eaders beginning to get to grips with Thucydides will find this an invaluable guide.
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