Book The Peloponnesian wars / Thucydides ; translated by Benjamin Jowett ; revised and abridged with an introduction by P.A. Brunt.
Associated Name: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893.
Publication year: c1963.
Call Number DF229.T5 T48313 1963
Media class: Book
Edition: [Rev. and abridged ed.]
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers
Translated from the Greek.
Originally published as: History of the Peloponnesian War.
Includes a chronology.
Series title: Great histories
Extent: xxxvii, 370 p.,  p. of plates : maps ; 22 cm.
Details the struggle between Athens and Sparta. Conflicts between the two empires over shipping, trade, and colonial expansion ended in 431 B.C. in Northern Greece as the Greek world plunged into 27 years of war.
The early history of Greece -- The origins of the war -- The growth of Athenian power -- The preliminaries to war -- The first year of war (431 B.C.) -- The funeral speech -- The plague -- Pericles and his successors -- Phormio's naval victories -- The revolt of Mytilene -- Revolution at Corcyra -- The Athenian offensive : Pylos and Cythera -- The congress of Gela -- The Spartan counteroffensive : Brasidas -- Brasidas -- The peace of 421 B.C. -- The Mantinea Campaign -- The Melian dialogue -- The Athenian decision to invade Sicily -- The operations of 415 B.C. -- Diplomacy and preparations, Winter 415-14 B.C. -- The siege of Syracuse (414 B.C.) -- The siege of Syracuse (414 B.C.) -- The expedition of Demosthenes (413 B.C.) -- That Athenian disaster at Syracuse -- Revolution at Athens -- Epilogue.