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The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides

Condition: As New/No Jacket as Issued


Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1978. A volume in the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. 22K gold decorations on midnight blue leather with hubbed spine. Black silk moire end papers, with matching satin ribbon bookmark bound in. 493pp, edged in 22K gold. Notes from the Editors accompanies.. Full Leather Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket as Issued. Large Octavo.

The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League and the Delian League (led by Athens). It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History was divided into eight books by editors of later antiquity. Analyses of the History generally fall into one of two camps.




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