The Dawn of Political History: Thucydides and the Peloponnesian Wars
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: June 2012
Duration: 4 hours 58 minutes
It may be daunting to imagine that the most significant book on politics was written more than two millennia ago, but it is no exaggeration to assert that Thucydides’ masterful The History of the Peloponnesian War may indeed be just that. Written in the 5th century BC, the work chronicles the 27-year war between Sparta and Athens, offering an insightful critique of warfare and what the endeavor reveals about human nature. In these fascinating lectures, Professor Fred Baumann explores this penetrating work, providing deep insight into both political practice and philosophy.