Thucydides of Athens one of the greatest of historians was born about 471 BCE. The Peloponnesian War was a conflict between Athens and Spartathe two leading ancient Greek city statesand their respective allies. When the Peloponnesian War broke out in 431 BC. In 430 the second year of the Peloponnesian War he caught and survived the horrible plague which he described so graphically. He dedicated his career to the deep study of this conflict and his book is a modern masterpiece. Through the use of numerous interviews tirelessly researching records and gathering a great deal of evidence Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War stands as perhaps the first great work of nonfiction in Western history. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War THUCYDIDES an Athenian wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians beginning at the moment that it broke out and believing that it. Read reviews and buy The History Of The Peloponnesian War - by Thucydides Paperback at Target. One of the greatest ancient historians Thucydides c460 BCc400 BC chronicled nearly 30 years of war and tension between Athens and Sparta. 46000 BCE introduces his History of the. Grundy see note points out that the distance from the place where the Athenians must have landed on the bay side of the island to its N. The University of Virginia. The first hand reports of speechs are quite interesting. 27 rows In Book 1 Chapter 1 Thucydides c. HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR ADVISORY EDITOR. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. Some time between 430 and 427 he fell ill of the plague but recovered. BETTY RADICE THUCYDIDES the son of Olorus was born probably about 460 BC. Choose from contactless Same Day Delivery Drive Up and more.