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eBook Thucydides: Book III-V (Classical Studies series) (Bks. 3-5) ePub
Author: N.K. Rutter
Language: English
ISBN: 1853994383
ISBN13: 978-1853994388
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press (March 28, 1996)
Pages: 96
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
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The best overall study of the Peloponnesian War is Donald Kagan's book. He dedicated his career to the deep study of this conflict and his book is a modern masterpiece. Reading Kagan is great preparation for taking on Thucydides. Its many footnotes and scholarly essays are absolutely first rate. Listening to Thucydides is a pleasure with the right preparation. 3 people found this helpful.

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Thudydides boasted that his account of the Peloponnesian War between the Athenians, the Spartans and their respective allies was "a possession for ever". Certainly, his work is no bare chronicle of events. It explores themes of lasting significance concerning relations between states and political behavior withing states, under the severe stresses of a long war. "Books III-V", covering the years 428 to 416 B.C., contain some of Thucydides' finest narratives and analyses, whether he is exposing tyrannical and cynical behavior on both sides of the conflict, the horrors of civil strife, or the manipulation of a sovereign citizen-assembly by an unscrupulos politician.This commentary elucidates for Greekless readers the historical and literary aspects of an account that has always been regarded as a supreemen example of historical writing.
Nakora
This 2,500 year-old translated book (The History of the Peloponnesian War) is a wealth of details for the researcher or historical scholar but difficult to read and comprehend in its present form for the lay person. This reader began it after it was referenced in a more modern book entitled: “Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?” by Graham Allison; the book by Allison, I highly recommend; but not so much this ancient one unless one is a historian or researcher trying to get close to original source material. The text reminds on of a pre Gregorian calendar with reference to: “the fourteenth of the month of Elaphebolion; … and their allies on the twelfth day of the Spartan month Gerastius” The language structure was a bit cumbersome but the author (long since dead) assumes that the reader has a detailed grasp of the geography of ancient Greece. As an example part of the text reads: "The Lacedaemonians and Argives, each a thousand strong, now took the field together, and the former first went by themselves to Sicyon and made the government there more oligarchical than before, and then both, uniting, put down the democracy at Argos and set up an oligarchy favourable to Lacedaemon. These events occurred at the close of the winter, just before spring; and the fourteenth year of the war ended. The next summer the people of Dium, in Athos, revolted from the Athenians to the Chalcidians, and the Lacedaemonians settled affairs in Achaea in a way more agreeable to the interests of their country." Moreover, the author assumes that the reader is knowledgeable of all of the different city states and which alliances have been formed between various ones and how they change with time. The interested scholar could write an annotated book with maps and tables listing which city states were fighting against which other city states and how in tabular form this changes with time. As the war went on well more that (the first) ten year period before a break and then continued on, such a task with one or more maps is not trivial but would improve understanding of this historical (translated) original work. This reviewer was glad to have the manuscript available on a Kindle app; many words were sufficiently obscure as to be unknown to the reader, even so, some words were unknown to the Kindle dictionary or used in an archaic way such as “engine” or “trophy” or “embassy.” In any event it was a struggle to get through this book that capture the details of many years of battles involving many city states some with changing allegiances. Two alternative version might have wider appeal if written: an abridged version or an annotated version.
MarF
Thucydides (c.460-c.400 BC) was an insider during the Peloponesian War. He was an Athenian commander who was dismissed after his men lost a battle in spite of the fact of his previous successes. This book was an attempt at an honest historical assessment of the Peloponesian War which was not only destructive to the Athenians and eventually the Spartans, but the war was also ruinous to their allies. The important theme of this book is that Athenian hubris replaced practicle thinking leading to Athenian imperialism and war.

Thucydides investigated this war by examining battle sites, interviewing both Athenian and Spartan commanders, and inspecting the limited sources that existed for historians at that time. He was clear that the primary cause of the Peloponesian War was fear of Athenian imperialism especially among the Spartans and their allies. One should note that the Athenians not only made enemies of the Peloponeisan League (The Spartans and their allies), but the Athenians made enemies of those Greeks who were neutral but were driven by necessity to join the Peloponesian League.

An important part of theis book which is found in the Penguin Classics edition can be found on pages 242-244. Thucydides made some poignant remarks regarding how thought and language are corrupted during times of revolution and war. He comments that manners and civility collapsed during the Peloponesian War. He also warned readers that during such crises that thoughtful, intelligent men are destroyed because too many people are willing to commit violence on behalf of demogogues rather than engage in calm reflection. This is in line with the chapter on Von Hayek's THE ROAD TO SERFDOM titled "Why the Worst get on top."

If one follows Thucydides THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONESIAN WAR carefully, they will discover that the Athenians had considerable power and wealth. Yet, Athenian arrogance and greed resulted in a useless war that resulted in the loss of Athenian power and wealth. This book is a microcosm of the adage that, "The bigger an empire is, the weaker it is."

This book is useful in examination of the catostophic wars and revolutions of the 20th century. George Orwell made comment on the corruption of language in his essays and novels, expecially 1984. Crane Briton cites Thucydides' book in Briton's book title ANATOMY OF REVOLUTION. In other words, while this book was written c. 410 B.C., this book is still timely which makes it a classic.
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