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The Peloponnesian War

Thucydides
Translated by Martin Hammond and Introduction and Notes by P. J. Rhodes

June 2009

ISBN: 9780192821911

784 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £10.99

Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

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Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War combines brilliant narrative and penetrating analysis; his writing has had more lasting influence on western thought than all but Plato and Aristotle. This masterly new translation is the most comprehensive single-volume edition currently available.

  • A major new translation of the greatest ancient historian, Thucydides' brilliant account of the disastrous war waged by Athens against Sparta, with full supporting material making this the most comprehensive single-volume edition in print.
  • Translation by gifted translator Martin Hammond captures the brilliance and complexity of Thucydides' prose.
  • Introduction and notes by an acknowledged authority on ancient Greek history and politics, P. J. Rhodes.
  • Includes summaries of individual Books, textual notes, appendix on weights, measures and distances, money, calendars, up-to-date bibliography.
  • Comprehensive analytical index.
  • Ten maps.

About the Author(s)

Thucydides

Translated by Martin Hammond, retired Headmaster of Tonbridge School, and Introduction and Notes by P. J. Rhodes, Honorary Professor and Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, University of Durham

Reviews

"The most accurate and readable translation we now have... the only choice for a serious reading of Thucydides." - Steven J. Willet, Arion

"This book deserves to be the standard translation of Thucydides that everyone will use and enjoy." - Greece and Rome

"The book is excellent value for money and the obvious choice for any reader of Thucydides." - John Taylor, The Anglo-Hellenic Review

"H.'s new translation of Thucydides is a triumph. Fluent yet sinewy...It is both accurate and lucid." - James Morwood, Journal of Classical Teaching

"Totally indispensable....it is stimulating as well as informative." - James Morwood, Journal of Classical Teaching

"An excellent new translation, with superb notes and introduction. This will become the standard translation for this important author" - Timothy Duff, Reading University

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