The bestselling author of The Peloponnesian War examines Thucydides as the first modern historian.
Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at once an engrossing voyage of discovery, a moving tribute, and a revelatory meditation on the practice of history and its value in human affairs.
About The Author
Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University and the recipient of a National Humanities Medal for 2002. He is the author of many books and articles on a wide range of subjects. He lives in Hamden, Connecticut.