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[Epub] ➞ A Historical Commentary on Thucydides A Companion to Rex Warner's Penguin Translation By David E. Cartwright – Franzbielmeier.de Much of the modern way of thinking about history and historiography in fact begins with the great Greek historian Thucydides an Athenian general in the latter half of the fifth century bce It is also Much of the modern way of thinking about history and historiography in fact begins with the great Greek historian Thucydides an Athenian general in the latter half of the fifth century bce It is also Thucydides who provides us with the historical framework for fifth century Greece a period of progress and creativity rarely eualed in human history His work The Peloponnesian War recounts that destructive conflict and also includes the only surviving contemporary record of the rise of the Athenian empire Thucydides teaches his readers that the most powerful states in the world can come to a humiliating end that a careless tyranny especially toward the weak and nearly two millennia before Machiavelli tha.

T absolute power corrupts absolutelyIn A Historical Commentary on Thucydides David Cartwright aims to guide the Greekless reader through Thucydides' fascinating yet demanding narrative Cartwright's is the only such full length one volume commentary and companion it is based on Rex Warner's Penguin translation of Thucydides the most widely used translation and reuires no knowledge of Greek The introduction to A Historical Commentary on Thucydides includes a brief biography of Thucydides his approach aims and methods are discussed as are the general character of his work and his contribution to historiography The commentary gives brief accounts of the people and places mentioned by Thucydides and puts.

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