The origins of the Peloponnesian War by De Ste. Croix, G. E. M.

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Published by Duckworth in London .

Written in English

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  • Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.

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Bibliography: p. [402]-418.

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Statement[by] G. E. M. de Ste. Croix.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDF229.2 .D46 1972b
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 444 p., leaf.
Number of Pages444
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5319804M
ISBN 100715606409
LC Control Number72170232

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In this provocative and wide-ranging examination of the causes of the Peloponnesian war, first published inGeoffrey 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 The origins of the Peloponnesian War book Thucydides (c.

B.C.E B.C.E.) was an Athenian general of Thracian decent. After failing to prevent the surrender of the city of Amphipolis to the Spartan commander Brasidas during the Peloponnesian War, he was exiled, when he began compiling his history of the war/5(61).

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In this provocative and wide-ranging examination of the causes of the Peloponnesian war, first published inGeoffrey 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/5(16).

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Thucydides (c. B.C. – c. B.C.) was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to /5(76).

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About The History of the Peloponnesian War Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author’s ambitious claim that the work “was done to last forever.”.

History of the Peloponnesian War is the story of the decline of the Greek civilization. A fatalisti story leading to the same destiny in spite of all the errands of either side.

Thucydides could not have any idea about the scientific concept of history, but if he lived a short period of two thousand years later, he could easily be considered a good scientific historian.5/5(1).

Inside this book CHAPTER I. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War.

THUCYDIDES, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had.

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The First Book. CHAPTER I. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War. 1 THUCYDIDES, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it.

Thomas R. Martin, An Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander, The Peloponnesian War and Athenian Life Charles D. Morris, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, Introduction Charles D. Morris, Commentary on Thucydides Book 1, Introduction.

The Peloponnesian War was really three conflicts (,and BCE) that Thucydides was still unifying into one account when he died some time before BCE. Although unfinished and as a whole unrevised, in brilliance of description and depth of insight this history has no superior.

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The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war.

Seventh Year of the War - Occupation of Pylos - Surrender of the Spartan Army in Sphacteria []. 1 Next summer, about the time of the corn's coming into ear, ten Syracusan and as many Locrian vessels sailed to Messina, in Sicily, and occupied the town upon the invitation of the inhabitants; and Messina revolted from the Athenians.

The Syracusans contrived this chiefly. The entire Greek world plunged into three decades of bloodshed in B.C., when the ongoing friction between Athens and Sparta exploded into war. Ten years into the struggle, the Athenian general Thucydides was dismissed for a military failure that led to a triumph for posterity: the former general retired to write an account of the war, resulting in one of the world's great history books.

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History of the Peloponnesian War/Book 8. From Wikisource the town in the Chersonese held by the Medes at a former period in this history, as the centre for the defence of the whole Hellespont. 63 In the meantime the Chians commanded the sea more than before; and the Peloponnesians at Miletus and Astyochus, hearing of the sea-fight and of.

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The History of the Peloponnesian War By Thucydides Written B.C.E Translated by Richard Crawley. The History of the Peloponnesian War has been divided into the following sections: The First Book [k] The Second Book [k] The Third Book [k] The Fourth Book [k] The Fifth Book [k] The Sixth Book [k].

Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the war fought between the Peloponnesian League (Sparta and its allies) and the Delian. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: De Ste. Croix, G.E.M. (Geoffrey Ernest Maurice).

Origins of the Peloponnesian War. London, Duckworth. Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War Thomas Hobbes, Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. ", "denarius") book intro THE FIRST BOOK THE SECOND BOOK THE THIRD BOOK THE FOURTH BOOK THE FIFTH BOOK THE SIXTH BOOK THE SEVENTH BOOK derived from the remotest known antiquity thereof, to the beginning of the Peloponnesian War The.

History of the Peloponnesian War/Book 5. being the history of her acquisition of Nisaea. This arranged, the Lacedaemonians summoned their allies, and all voting for peace except the Boeotians, Corinthians, Eleans, and Megarians, who did not approve of these proceedings, they concluded the treaty and made peace, each of the contracting.

Summary. Thucydides begins this chapter with an account of the treaty violations, charges, and counter-charges he thinks had the effect of virtually nullifying the Peace of a second preface, or introduction, he says he also wrote the history of the war's continuation, and he remarks that the total duration of the conflict was 27 years.

Nothing which happened during the war caused greater amazement in Hellas; for it was universally 1 imagined that the Lacedaemonians would never give up their arms, either under the pressure of famine or in any other extremity, but would fight to the last and die sword in hand.

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