History of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides,Richard Crawley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486437620
Category: History
Page: 418
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One of the world's great history books and the first true historical narrative of Western literature, Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human conflict. Scrupulously impartial and accurate. 5 maps.

The History of the Peloponnesian War: The Battles and Sieges of Ancient Greece and Sparta - Complete in Eight Books (Hardcover)

Author: Thucydides,Richard Crawley
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781387941780
Category: History
Page: 320
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This edition of Thucylides epic chronicle, The History of the Peloponnesian War, contains all eight books in the authoritative English translation of Richard Crawley. Thucylides himself was an Athenian general who personally witnessed the various skirmishes of the war. Ordering all of the events chronologically - a first for any work of history - he offers a straightforward account of the conflict, straying little to personal opinions or permitting his history to be influenced by the politics of the era. For this, Thucylides' is lauded for his methodical telling of each battle, which offers the reader insight into Greek and Spartan tactics and cultures. Throughout the history, we are given transcripts of various speeches. Although the inclusion of such lengthy quotations of sources is unheard of in modern history books, the presence of lengthy oratory in Thucylides' history is considered to be a cultural trait: speech and rhetoric were prized in Greece as the prime means of transferring knowledge.

The Landmark Thucydides

Author: Thucydides,Victor Davis Hanson,Robert B. Strassler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416590870
Category: History
Page: 713
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Chronicles two decades of war between Athens and Sparta.

The Peloponnesian War

Author: Thucydides
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Greece
Page: 574
View: 1850

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The text is that of the new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Tolbert Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information. Backgrounds and Contexts provides supplementary selections from Xenophon, Herodotus, Plato, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the twentieth-century journalist, Walter Karp. Interpretations includes richly varied assessments of Thucydides. The contributors include Theodor Gomperz, Francis M. Cornford, Charles H. Chochrane, R. G. Collingwood, Albert Cook, Cynthia Farrar, Adam Parry, Glen Bowersock, Robert Gilpin, Michael Doyle, and Gregory Crane.

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

Author: Peter France
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198183594
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 656
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Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

Masters of War

Classical Strategic Thought
Author: Michael I. Handel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135776520
Category: History
Page: 510
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This is the first comprehensive study based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a lesser extent, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes aside, the author takes a fresh look at what these strategic thinkers actually said—not what they are widely believed to have said. He finds that despite their apparent differences in terms of time, place, cultural background, and level of material/technological development, all had much more in common than previously supposed. In fact, the central conclusion of this book is that the logic of waging war and of strategic thinking is as universal and timeless as human nature itself. This third, revised and expanded edition includes five new chapters and some new charts and diagrams.

The Challenge of Bible Translation

Communicating God's Word to the World
Author: N.A
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310321859
Category: Religion
Page: 430
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An In-Depth Look at Bible Translation ·The concerns, issues, and approaches ·The history ·The ins and outs of the translation task With a reach that covers the entire globe, the Bible is the best-selling, most earnestly studied book of all time. It has been translated into well over 1,000 languages, from those of global reach such as English, French, and Arabic, to a myriad of isolated tribal tongues. Yet while most readers of the English Bible have a favorite version, few understand how the different translations came about, or why there are so many, or what determines whether a particular translation is trustworthy. Written in tribute to one of today’s true translation luminaries, Dr. Ronald Youngblood, The Challenge of Bible Translation will open your eyes to the principles, the methods, the processes, and the intricacies of translating the Bible into language that communicates clearly, accurately, and powerfully to readers of many countries and cultures. This remarkable volume marshals the contributions of foremost translators and linguists. Never before has a single book shed so much light on Bible translation in so accessible a fashion. In three parts, this compendium gives scholars, students, and interested Bible readers an unprecedented grasp of: 1. The Theory of Bible Translation 2. The History of Bible Translation 3. The Practice of Bible Translation The Challenge of Bible Translation will give you a new respect for the diligence, knowledge, and care required to produce a good translation. It will awaken you to the enormous cost some have paid to bring the Bible to the world. And it will deepen your understanding of and appreciation for the priceless gift of God’s written Word. Contributors Kenneth L. Barker D. A. Carson Charles H. Cosgrove Kent A. Eaton Dick France David Noel Freedman Andreas J. Köstenberger David Miano Douglas J. Moo Glen G. Scorgie Moisés Silva James D. Smith III John H. Stek Mark L. Strauss Ronald A. Veenker Steven M. Voth Larry Lee Walker Bruce K. Waltke Walter W. Wessel Herbert M. Wolf


The War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians
Author: Thucydides,Jeremy Mynott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521847745
Category: History
Page: 690
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A new translation of Thucydides, a foundational text in the history of Western political thought, with extensive student reference material.

Economic Diplomacy

Economic and Political Perspectives
Author: Peter A.G. Bergeijk,Maaike Okano-Heijmans,Jan Melissen
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004209603
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
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In a climate of enhanced global competition, attention for economic diplomacy has substantially grown, as much in the West as in other parts of the world. This book conceptualizes economic diplomacy and adds to a better understanding of its central place in the theory and practice of international relations.

Thucydides and the Modern World

Reception, Reinterpretation and Influence from the Renaissance to the Present
Author: Katherine Harloe,Neville Morley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107019206
Category: History
Page: 256
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Explores the far-reaching impact of the ancient Greek historian Thucydides on modern historiography, political theory and international relations.

Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece

Author: Nancy Day
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822530763
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life in ancient Greece, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.

The World of Man

Prose Passages, Chiefly from the Works of the Great Historians, Classical and English
Author: Lionel John Cheney
Publisher: CUP Archive
Category: History
Page: 313
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