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    • The History of the Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Pat Bottino
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Peloponnesian War broke out in 431 B.C. and continued intermittently for 27 years. It pitted the all-powerful land force of Sparta and its allies against the supremely powerful naval force of Athens. Thucydides actually participated in this conflict, a war that he realized would have a greater influence on the history of Greece than any other. He vividly narrates exciting episodes and carefully describes tactical aspects of the war, and also provides illuminating character profiles.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
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    Compiled by Thucydides, an Athenian historian and general during the Peloponnesian War, The History of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) is considered to be one of the first scholarly historical works ever written.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 26 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Historians universally agree that Thucydides was the greatest historian who has ever lived, and that his story of the Peloponnesian conflict is a marvel of forensic science and fine literature. That such a triumph of intellectual accomplishment was created at the end of the fifth century B.C. in Greece is, perhaps, not so surprising, given the number of original geniuses we find in that period. But that such an historical work would also be simultaneously acknowledged as a work of great literature and a penetrating ethical evaluation of humanity is one of the miracles of ancient history.

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    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The History of the Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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    Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational inquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war, but also of the future course of human history.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The History of the Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Mike Rogers
    • Length: 22 hrs and 36 mins
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    The rivalry between two of the dominant city states of Ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta, erupted into a war lasting nearly 30 years and was to have a dramatic effect on the balance of power in the area. Between 431 and 404 BCE, the two cities battled it out on land and sea, aided by their alliances with neighbouring states: Athens’ Delian League vigorously opposed Sparta’s Peloponnesian League in a conflict which effectively involved the whole region. 

    Price: CDN$ 55.07

    • How to Think About War

    • An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy
    • Written by: Thucydides, Johanna Hanink - translator, Johanna Hanink - introduction
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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    For nearly 2,500 years, students, politicians, political thinkers, and military leaders have read the eloquent and shrewd speeches in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War for profound insights into military conflict, diplomacy, and the behavior of people and countries in times of crisis. How to Think about War presents the most influential and compelling of these speeches in an elegant new translation by classicist Johanna Hanink, accompanied by an enlightening introduction.   

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

    • Pericles's Funeral Oration

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: Joseph Sepe
    • Length: 18 mins
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    This famous oration included in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War has been credited as highly significant due to its unique nature amongst others in its genre. Following the annual tradition, Pericles delivers his speech at the public funeral for the victims of war. Even though designed to glorify and commemorate the dead, Pericles soon turns his oration into an ode to Athens celebrating the many achievements of this proud city. 

    Price: CDN$ 6.20