Book The Peloponnesian War : a new translation, backgrounds, interpretations / Thucydides ; translated by Walter Blanco ; edited by Walter Blanco, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts.
Associated Name: Blanco, Walter, editor, translator.
Associated Name: Roberts, Jennifer Tolbert, 1947- editor.
Publication year: 
Call Number DF229.T5 B56 1998
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co
ISBN: 0393971678 9780393971675
Series title: Norton critical edition
Extent: xxvii, 554 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fought in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information. Thucydides' military and diplomatic acumen, his understanding of human psychology, and his narrative skill have shaped the writing of history for over two thousand years. [In addition to the text,] "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides supplementary selections from [other authors]. "Interpretations" includes richly varied assessments of Thucydides by [various scholars]"--Page 4 of cover.
The text of the Peloponnesian War. Book 1 -- Book 2 -- Book 3 -- Book 4 -- Book 5 -- Book 6 -- Book 7 -- Book 8 -- Backgrounds and contexts. Hellenica, book 1 / Xenophon -- Book 2, chapters 1-3 / Xenophon -- The histories, book 2, chapters 111-20 / Herodotus -- The histories, book 3, chapters 80-88 / Herodotus -- Gorgias, 479d-484c / Plato -- Gorgias, 488b-492c / Plato -- The Prince, chapters 18 and 25 / Niccolò Machiavelli -- The discourses, book 1, chapters 39 and 53 / Niccolò Machiavelli -- The discourses, book 3, chapter 16 / Niccolò Machiavelli -- To the readers / Thomas Hobbes -- Leviathan, part I, chapter 13 / Thomas Hobbes -- The Two Thousand Years' War / Walter Karp -- Interpretations. Secular Thucydides / Theodor Gomperz -- Thucydides and the irrational / Francis M. Cornford -- Thucydides, Cornford, and history / Charles N. Cochrane -- Greek thought and the writing of history / R.G. Collingwood -- Particular and general in Thucydides / Albert Cook -- Historical understanding and the polis / Cynthia Farrar -- Thucydides' historical perspective / Adam Parry -- The personality of Thucydides / Glen Bowersock -- The theory of hegemonic war / Robert Gilpin -- Thucydides: a realist? / Michael Doyle -- Truest causes and Thucydidean realisms / Gregory Crane.