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Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book II (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek Edition)

Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book II (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Greek Edition)
Author: Thucydides
ISBN 13: 9780521339292
ISBN 10: 521339294
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1989-04-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
List Price: $39.99

A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fourth in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information.


Lucid line drawings and photos, 16 in fine color. Based on some 15 years of study and collection in both polar regions and most areas of the tropics and temperate zones. Detailed treatment is given on all known pelagic snails (aoubt 140 species) including: external anatomy, swimming and buoyancy mechanisms, escape and other behavioral responses, feeding and mating habits, reproduction and ontogeny, and evolutionary trends for each group. Reprint of the 1959 U. of Michigan edition of Thomas Hobbes' translation with David Grene's (committee of social thought, U. of Chicago) notes and new introduction. This transition has been considered the truest to the original Greek in capturing Thucydides' use of language in recreating the Athens-Sparta conflict. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)