La guerra del Peloponneso è considerata l’opera storica più notevole dell’antichità e fra le più profonde di tutti i tempi, innovatrice sul piano del metodo, dei contenuti e dei modi narrativi. Al centro della sua visione storica Tucidide pone, come fatto in cui si riassumono le vicende degli stati, la guerra. Nessuno spazio trovano la fatalità o gli dei o le considerazioni morali: l’attenzione si punta sulle motivazioni psicologiche, sociali ed economiche delle azioni umane, sulle origini vere e durature degli eventi, che spingono “necessariamente” i protagonisti ad agire come hanno agito.
- ISBN: 8811137357
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 495
What I love about the best ancient Greek literature is how startlingly modern it could be. This is particularly true of Euripides (whom I regard as a 21st century dramatist) and The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. The accounts of the Corcycran revolution, the so-called Melian Dialogu Leggi tutto
Όποιος αποφασίσει να διαβάσει, θα του πρότεινα την παρούσα έκδοση σε μεταφραστή του διπλωμάτη και συγγραφέα Αγγέλου Βλαχου. Παραμένει για μένα αξεπέραστη και προέρχεται από έναν διπλωμάτη που είχε διαβάσει και ασχολήθηκε με τον Θουκυδίδη και την αρχαιότητα όλη του τη ζωή. Leggi tutto
It has been said that Earthling civilization, so far, has created ten thousand wars, but only three intelligent commentaries on war—the commentaries of Thucydides, of Julius Caesar and of Winston Niles Rutherfoord.—Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan Some years ago, I waded through the Barnes & Nobl Leggi tutto
Courage in the face of reality ultimately distinguishes such natures as Thucydides and Plato: Plato is a coward in the face of reality--consequently he flees into the ideal; Thucydides has himself under control--consequently he retains control over things. ------Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols
«Tout commence en mystique et finit en politique.» Charles Péguy Desconfiava que a política é o que resta dos ideais depois da digestão. Agora, não tenho muitas dúvidas. Acho desinteressante, porque nunca tive Machtwille e a coprofilia passa-me ao lado. Garantem-me, no entanto, que esta atitude é tão Leggi tutto
3.5 stars Finally I could finish reading this book after many intervals of being content with what I knew, I didn’t claim I enjoyed all of eight-book Thucydides’s account. Compared to the other history classic of similar stature, Herodotus’s “The Histories” translated by Aubrey de Selincourt, I think Leggi tutto
This book is impossible to review but I still wanted to give my opinion on this as I try to do with every outstanding book I come across. I mean impossible because this book is the cornerstone for different disciplines, mainly History and International Relations. This is no surprise as Thucydides wa Leggi tutto
The Peloponnesian War is something that historicly interests me the most from the ancient greek history, so this book was something that I've read with ease. In addition the writing is quite understandable and easy to follow.
BABT http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05s2pbm Description: 'My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last for ever,' ThucydidesAncient Greek historian Thucydides' spellbinding first-hand account chronicles the devastating 27-year-long war be Leggi tutto
I need more stars! Thucydides is the man. In 1947, George Marshall "doubt[ed] seriously whether a man can think with full wisdom and with deep convictions regarding certain of the basic issues today" without having read this book. The parallels between the Cold War and the Peloponnesian War as T. de Leggi tutto
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