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Thucydides: The Reinvention of History

By: Donald Kagan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: October 2010

Seller ID: 17578

ISBN: 0143118293

Condition: New


The bestselling author of "The Peloponnesian War" examines Thucydides as the first modern historian. Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at on... View more info

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The Peloponnesian War

By: Donald Kagan

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Viking: May 2003

Seller ID: 17596

ISBN: 0670032115

Condition: New


For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international rela... View more info