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The Peloponnesian War, Part II

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Ancient Greek Civilization

The Peloponnesian War, Part II

Taught by Professor Jeremy McInerney | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Thucydides wanted to teach his audience fundamental truths about history rather than entertain people with war stories. To him, human events followed a pattern. He writes with great restraint but stunning depth and power.

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