Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War Book VII (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Hardcover)

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By Christopher Pelling (Editor)
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In Books 6 and 7 Thucydides' narrative is, as Plutarch puts it, 'at its most emotional, vivid, and varied' as he describes the Sicilian Expedition that ended so catastrophically for Athens (415-413 BCE). Book 7 opens with Athens seemingly on the point of victory, but the arrival of the Spartan commander Gylippus marks a change in fortunes and the Athenian commander Nicias is soon sending home a desperate plea for reinforcements. Three narrative masterpieces follow their arrival, first the eerie confusion of the night battle on the heights, then the naval clash in the Great Harbour, and finally the desperate attempt to escape and the slaughter at the river Assinarus. Following the sister commentary on Book 6, the Commentary offers students considerable help understanding the Greek while the Introduction discusses Thucydides' narrative skill and the part these books play in the architecture of the history.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781107176928
ISBN-10: 1107176921
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics