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History of the Peloponnesian War

By Thucydides

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Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War THUCYDIDES, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out, and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it. This belief was not without its grounds. The preparations of both the combatants were in every department in the last state of perfection; and he could see the rest of the Hellenic race taking sides in the quarrel; those who delayed doing so at once having it in contemplation. Indeed this was the greatest movement yet known in history, not only of the Hellenes, but of a large part of the barbarian world? I had almost said of mankind. For though the events of remote antiquity, and even those that more immediately preceded the war, could not from lapse of time be clearly ascertained, yet the evidences which an inquiry carried as far back as was practicable leads me to trust, all point to the conclusion that there was nothing on a great scale, either in war or in other matters.

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Title: History of the Peloponnesian War  
Author: Thucydides
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collection: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online
 
 
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Table of Contents: History Of The Peloponnesian War, 1 -- Thucydides, 1

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