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Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War 3 Volume Set: The Text According to Bekkers Edition with Some Alterations Thomas Arnold

Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War 3 Volume Set: The Text According to Bekkers Edition with Some Alterations

Thomas Arnold

Published August 26th 2010
ISBN : 9781108011884
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1928 pages
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Originally published between 1830 and 1835, this three-volume critical edition by Thomas Arnold (1795 1842) of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War remains a benchmark publication. The text and apparatus closely follows Bekkers 1821 criticalMoreOriginally published between 1830 and 1835, this three-volume critical edition by Thomas Arnold (1795 1842) of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War remains a benchmark publication. The text and apparatus closely follows Bekkers 1821 critical edition. However, Arnold freshly collated a number of Greek manuscripts, including the important tenth-century Laurentian manuscript C of Book 3, which led to some revision of Bekkers text. The works major contribution to Thucydidean scholarship lies in the detailed topographical and historical notes accompanying the text, which explain the geographical and political background to the History. For many generations Arnolds work has provided an indispensable guide through the complex geo-political context of the History, enabling students to appreciate its narrative, language and place in historiography.