The Peloponnesian War
- Sprecher: Charlton Griffin
- Spieldauer: 26 Std. und 18 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 20.09.2012
- Sprache: Englisch
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Thucydides was an Athenian noble born around 455 B.C. whose antecedents could be traced back to the great Peisitratus and Cimon. In 424 B.C., Thucydides was in command of naval forces attempting to defend Amphipolis in Thrace. Although unsuccessful through no fault of his own, his enemies in Athens blamed him for failure and engineered his exile. It was a fortunate event, for it was upon this accident of history that Thucydides gained the opportunity to become the chronicler of events in Greece. In complete contrast to the furious passions which raged around him, he described events with a cool detachment and an absolute impartiality that is little short of miraculous. He is believed to have died violently, perhaps while writing, in about 400 B.C. His manuscript simply breaks off in mid paragraph.
The Peloponnesian War is organized into eight parts (“books”). This recording uses the highly esteemed translation of Benjamin Jowett. There are several essays preceding and following the work.
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Von Nick L. Am hilfreichsten 20.05.2017
Well done version of a classic translation.
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The narration by C. Griffin was nicely spoken. The translation is a classic one by Benjamin Jowett that has stood the test of time. This is an essential read for anyone interested in studying the ancient Greeks. Thucydides is the first self-apologist General, paving the way for many to come.