The History of the Peloponnesian War

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Author  Thucydides
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   December 31, 1960
ISBN  0195002180
Pages  402

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Thucydides wrote the story of the first democracy in history, and of the fortunes and fall of its empire, but his pages contain the modern world-scene in miniature. The tale is told by a great political thinker, whose penetrating insight and dramatic power caused Macaulay to call him the 'greatest historian that ever lived.' His work, slightly abridged, is here presented in translation with an introduction and notes.

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