On Justice, Power, and Human Nature

Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides, Paul Woodruff

Series: Hackett Classics

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  • 1603845070
  • 9780872201682
  • 9781603845076
  • 9781603845441

Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into spare, vigorous English, and situated within a connective narrative framework, Woodruff’s selections will be of special interest to instructors in political theory and Greek civilization. Includes maps, notes, glossary.


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; October 1993
  • ISBN: 9781603845076
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  • Title: On Justice, Power, and Human Nature
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Author: Thucydides; Paul Woodruff (trans.)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603845070
  • 9780872201682
  • 9781603845076
  • 9781603845441

In The Press

. . . the selections go much deeper than the standard collection of the best-known speeches . . . in Woodruff’s work I see a clear thread going through important passages and making them accessible to the reader.--Alfonso Gómez-Lobo, Georgetown University


About The Author

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603845070
  • 9780872201682
  • 9781603845076
  • 9781603845441