Thucydides : The Reinvention of History

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Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognised as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now Kagan - one of the most respected classical historians in the world - turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries in a work that is at once an engrossing voyage of discovery and a moving tribute.

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Thucydides The bestselling author of "The Peloponnesian War" examines Thucydides as the first modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries. Full description

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Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University. His four-volume History of the Peloponnesian War is the leading scholarly work on the subject. He is also the author of many books on ancient and modern topics.

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