The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides, Richard Crawley

Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of the first surviving scholarly works of history.


  • The Floating Press; January 2008
  • ISBN: 9781775563358
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  • Title: The History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Author: Thucydides; Richard Crawley (trans.)
  • Imprint: The Floating Press