Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian War (abridged)

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Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian War (abridged)

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NA0069

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6

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7th Aug 2012

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9781843795513

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7 hours 16 minutes

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Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian War (abridged)


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Thucydides: The History of the Peloponnesian War (Abridged)

Book 1 – Chapter 1

1.7 For in early times the Hellenes and the barbarians…

1.13 As time went on and Eurystheus did not return, Atreus…

1.18 Even after the Trojan War, Hellas was still engaged…

1.23 Various, too, were the obstacles which the national…

1.29 On the whole, however, the conclusions I have drawn…

Chapter 2: Immediate Causes of the War

Chapter 3: Congress of the Peloponnesian Confederacy…

3.7 'We are at last assembled. It has not been easy to assemble…'

3.12 'Such is Athens, your antagonist. And yet, Spartans…'

3.17 'Such, then, was the result of the matter, and it was…'

3.23 'We imagine that our moderation would be best demonstrated…'

3.31 'Confidence might possibly be felt in our superiority in…'

3.38 'In practice we always base our preparations against…'

Chapter 4: From the end of the Persian to the beginning…

Chapter 5: Second Congress at Sparta – Preparations for War…

5.7 'To apply these rules to ourselves, if we are now kindling…'

5.12 'Your position, therefore, from whatever quarter…'

5.16 Speech of Pericles to the Athenians on the conduct…

5.21 'The great wish of some is to avenge themselves on…'

5.26 Dismissing all thought of our land and houses, we must…

Book 2 – Chapter 6: Beginning of the Peloponnesian War

6.6 He accordingly took the precaution of announcing to…

6.11 He, meanwhile, seeing anger and infatuation just now…

6.17 'For it is hard to speak properly upon a subject where…'

6.23 'If we turn to our military policy, there also we differ…'

6.28 'Indeed if I have dwelt at some length upon the character…'

6.32 'These take as your model and, judging happiness to be…'

Chapter 7: Second Year of the War – The Plague of Athens…

7.5 Externally the body was not very hot to the touch…

7.9 By far the most terrible feature in the malady was the…

7.15 During the whole time that the Peloponnesians were in…

7.20 'If you shrink before the exertions which the war makes…'

7.24 'Besides, the hand of heaven must be borne with…'

7.27 For as long as he was at the head of the state during the…

Chapter 8: Third Year of the War – Investment of Plataea…

Book 3 – Chapter 9: Fourth and Fifth Years of the War

9.8 Speech of the Mytilenean ambassadors requesting help…

9.12 'Such, Spartans and allies, are the grounds and the…'

9.17 If, at the time that this fleet was at sea, Athens had…

9.22 'The most alarming feature in the case is the constant…'

9.27 'Our mistake has been to distinguish the Mytileneans…'

9.33 Speech of Diodotus on Mytilene, in response to Cleon

9.38 'Now of course communities have enacted the penalty of…'

9.43 'Only consider what a blunder you would commit in doing…'

Chapter 10: Fifth Year of the War – Trial and Execution of…

10.4 To your short question, whether we have done…

10.9 'To such a depth of misfortune have we fallen that…'

10.15 The speech of the Thebans

10.20 'Meanwhile, after thus plainly showing that it was not…'

10.24 'Such, Spartans, are the facts. We have gone…'

Civil war in Corcyra

10.35 Oaths of reconciliation, being only proffered…

Chapter 11: Sixth Year of the War – Campaigns…

Chapter 12: Seventh Year of the War – Occupation of Pylos…

10.52 To apply this to ourselves: if peace was ever desirable.

10.55 Their arrival at once put an end to the armistice at…

Chapter 13: Seventh and Eighth Years of the War…

Chapter 14: Eighth and Ninth Years of the War…

10.64 'Some of you may hang back because they have private…'

Chapter 15: Tenth Year of the War – Death of Cleon and Brasidas

10.71 The Athenians and Spartans and their…

10.71 Chapter 16: Feeling against Sparta in Peloponnese…

10.74 I lived through the whole of it, being of an age to comprehend…

Chapter 17: Sixteenth Year of the War –The Melian Conference…

10.84 Athenians. The end of our empire, if end it should…

10.97 Melians. You may be sure that we are as well aware…

10.104 Athenians. Some diversion of the kind you speak…

Book 6 – Chapter 18: Seventeenth Year of the War…

18.5 'Again, some of the most powerful states have never yet…'

18.9 'When I see such persons now sitting here at the side…'

18.14 'What I know is that persons of this kind and all…'

18.19 'Be convinced, then, that we shall augment our power…'

18.24 'I think, therefore, that we ought to take great numbers…'

18.28 Upon hearing this the Athenians at once voted that…

Chapter 19: Seventeenth Year of the War – Parties at Syracuse…

Chapter 20: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of the War…

Book 7 – Chapter 21: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years…

Chapter 22: Nineteenth Year of the War – Arrival of Demosthenes

Chapter 23: Nineteenth Year of the War – Battles in the Great Harbour…

23.7 After this the Syracusans set up a trophy for the sea-fight…

23.11 The engagement of the rest was more of a voluntary nature.

23.15 They thus succeeded in manning about one hundred…

23.20 After this address Nicias at once gave orders to man…

23.24 After the above address to the soldiers on their side…

23.29 Meanwhile the two armies on shore, while victory hung…

23.34 Dejection and self-condemnation were also rife among them.

23.41 On that day they advanced about four miles and a half…

23.46 On the other hand, Demosthenes was, generally speaking…

23.51 At last, when many dead now lay piled one upon another…

Book 8 – Chapter 24: Nineteenth and Twentieth Years…

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