A New History of the Peloponnesian War

Author:
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444315684
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: History

This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumentalconflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, andexamines the realities of the war and its effects on the averageAthenian. A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War betweenAthens and Sparta by an established scholar Offers an original interpretation of how and why the warbegan Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in orderto give readers a new sense of how the war affected theindividual Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectualachievement in Athens despite the war Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of thewar

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801467202
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: History

The first volume of Donald Kagan's acclaimed four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War offers a new evaluation of the origins and causes of the conflict, based on evidence produced by modern scholarship and on a careful reconsideration of the ancient texts. He focuses his study on the question: Was the war inevitable, or could it have been avoided? Kagan takes issue with Thucydides' view that the war was inevitable, that the rise of the Athenian Empire in a world with an existing rival power made a clash between the two a certainty. Asserting instead that the origin of the war "cannot, without serious distortion, be treated in isolation from the internal history of the states involved," Kagan traces the connections between domestic politics, constitutional organization, and foreign affairs. He further examines the evidence to see what decisions were made that led to war, at each point asking whether a different decision would have been possible.

A New History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801467288
Release Date: 2013-01-14
Genre: History

A New History of the Peloponnesian War is an ebook-only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.C.): The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, The Archidamian War, The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition, and The Fall of the Athenian Empire. Reviewing the four-volume set in The New Yorker, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers." All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Author: S. N. Jaffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198716280
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre:

The cause of great power war is a perennial issue for the student of politics. Some 2,400 years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of Athenian power and the fear that this power inspired in Sparta which rendered the Peloponnesian War somehow necessary, inevitable, or compulsory. In this new political psychological study of Thucydides' first book, S.N. Jaffe shows how the History's account of the outbreak of the war ultimately points toward the opposing characters of the Athenian and Spartan regimes, disclosing a Thucydidean preoccupation with the interplay between nature and convention. Jaffe explores how the character of the contest between Athens and Sparta, or how the outbreak of a particular war, can reveal Thucydides' account of the recurring human causes of war and peace. The political thought of Thucydides proves bound up with his distinctive understanding of the interrelationship of particular events and more universal themes.

Thucydides

Author: Thucydides
Publisher:
ISBN: BSB:BSB10712139
Release Date: 1808
Genre:


Das Meer als Versprechen

Author: Hans Kopp
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783647253244
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Genre: History

Thukydides’ Geschichte des Peloponnesischen Krieges (ca. 400 v. Chr.) gilt als der Klassiker der antiken Auseinandersetzung mit ›Seeherrschaft‹. Es wird sogar angenommen, das Werk sei verfasst worden, um ein bleibendes Zeugnis vom Wert und der Bedeutung maritimer Macht abzulegen, geschrieben nicht allein mit Blick auf die Zeit des klassischen Athen, sondern mit universellerem Anspruch. Angesichts solch wirkmächtiger Deutungstraditionen unterzieht die Untersuchung den Text einer neuerlichen Analyse, die nach der tieferen Funktion fragt, die dem Motiv der ›Beherrschung des Meeres‹ in Thukydides’ historiographischem Bericht zukommt. Anhand einer detaillierten, die literarische Gestaltung des Textes ebenso wie seine zeitgenössischen Bedingungen beachtenden Lektüre wird deutlich, dass Thukydides weit davon entfernt ist, einer Seeherrschaftsideologie das Wort zu reden. Vielmehr demonstriert er an seinem historischen Gegenstand die Möglichkeiten und vor allem auch die Grenzen dieser Macht, um dadurch die Unzulänglichkeit einer Entscheidungsfindung offenzulegen, die sich auch vom Versprechen grenzenloser Macht zur See leiten ließ. Der Vergleich mit anderen Texten, die die Frage der ›Beherrschbarkeit‹ des Meeres verhandeln, kann Thukydides’ Darstellung weiter in den Kontext zeitgenössischer Reflexion einordnen und verdeutlichen, wie er den Seeherrschaftsdiskurs des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. aufgriff und zu einem Element seiner historischen Analyse formte.

The Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393971678
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

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. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides supplementary selections from Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and twentieth-century journalist, Walter Karp. "Interpretations" includes richly varied assessments of Thucydides by Theodor Gomperz, Francis M. Cornford, Charles N. Chochrane, R. G. Collingwood, Albert Cook, Cynthia Farrar, Adam Parry, Glen Bowersock, Robert Gilpin, Michael Doyle, and Gregory Crane. The edition also includes fourteen maps, a chronology, a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index.

The Archidamian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801497140
Release Date: 1990-01
Genre: History

This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war. Taking a chronological approach that allows him to present at each stage the choices that were open to both sides in the conflict, Kagan focuses on political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments. He evaluates the strategies used by both sides and reconsiders the roles played by several key individuals.

Annalen

Author: Cornelius Tacitus
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:$B14381
Release Date: 1871
Genre:


Origins of the Peloponnesian War

Author: G.E.M.De Ste.Croix
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 0715617281
Release Date: 1989-08-10
Genre: History

In this provocative and wide-ranging examination of the causes of the Peloponnesian war, first published in 1972, Geoffrey de Ste Croix argued against most previous historiography (which tended to blame Athens), that the Spartans and their allies must bear the immediate and ultimate responsibility for the war. The book includes a strong argument for the fundamental credibility of Thucydides' narrative, background on Corcyraean and Potidaean affairs, a lengthy re-examination of the Athenian decree excluding Megarians from the civic centre of Athens and the ports of the empire, and three chapters on Spartan and Corinthian foreign policy and relations with Athens from earliest times till the outbreak of was in 431 BC. Forty-seven appendices treat questions of detail.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare

Author: Philip Sabin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521782739
Release Date: 2007-12-06
Genre: History

First volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of warfare from Archaic Greece to Republican Rome.

Rubikon

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608108187
Release Date: 2015-08-22
Genre: History

Aufstieg und Untergang der Römischen Republik: Mit stilistischer Brillanz und historischem Scharfsinn erzählt Tom Holland die römische Geschichte von ihren etruskischen Anfängen bis zur Ermordung Caesars. »Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat.« Ian McEwan »Eine atemberaubende und glänzend geschriebene Gesamtschau der Machtkämpfe im Rom von Caesar und Cicero.« Uwe Walter »Eine packende, spannende und ungemein unterhaltsame Darstellung der römischen Republik.« Books of the Year, Sunday Times »Tom Holland erzählt den Untergang der römischen Republik neu: ein geistreiches Werk. Hochaktuell.« Independent on Sunday