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Thucydides

The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

Thucydides

Thucydides' classic work is a foundational text in the history of Western political thought. His narrative of the great war between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century BC is now seen as a highly sophisticated study of the nature of political power itself: its exercise and effects, its agents and victims, and the arguments through which it is def...
Publish Date
2013
March 28
First Published in 411
Goodreads rating
3.88
ISBN
9780521612586
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Oct 05, 2004
A narrative which would give you the chills. It was written four hundred years before Christ and it talks about how human nature is always the enemy of anything superior. Thucydides writes about how words in his time have changed from their ordinary meaning, how actions and opinions can be altered in the blink of an eye. It’s like nothing has changed from his time to mine.      source