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On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides

This book makes the best known parts of Thucydides' History available to readers who are not scholars and do not want to get lost in the intricacies of Greek history or geography. Here is the basic narrative of the Peloponnesian War down to the Athenian disaster in Sicily. Here too are the famous speeches and debates, along with the vivid set-piece descriptions of the plague and the civil war and the gripping stories of the fall of Plataea and the loss of the Sicilian Expedition. Translated and edited by Paul Woodruff

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