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Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War

By: Cawkwell, George

0415165520 / 9780415165525
Paperback
938'.05
02/10/1997
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England
22 cm 224p.
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Understanding the history of Athens in the all important years of the second half of the fifth century BC is largely dependent on the legacy of the historian Thucydides.

Previous scholarship has tended to view Thucydides' account as infallible.

This book challenges that received wisdom, advancing controversial views of Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War; his misrepresentation of Alcibiades and Demosthenes; his relationship with Pericles; and his views on the Athenian Empire.

BIC:

1QDAG Ancient Greece, HBJD European history, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Prizes:

W 1998 Runciman Award

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