Thucydides and History of the Peloponnesian War (1841)


Thucydides Chiefly from The Translation of Hobbes of Malmesbury; with the various Readings of Arnold, Goeller, Haack, etc. A New Edition with Notes and Marginal Analysis

Published: Oxford: Henry Slatter, and Joseph Vincent (printer)

Date: 1841

8vo (220 by 135 mm). pp. 598. The History of Thucydides, Book 1-8. Original paper covered boards, later re-backed in green cloth with paper printed label. Armorial bookplate for 'Fothergill' to front pastedown. With some overall wear to paper boards and corners. Blue ink stain to small part of a few page fore-edges and occasional light scattered foxing throughout. Previous owners name and a few annotations in pencil to front free endpaper, and a few pencil annotations to rear pastedown. Pencil marginal annotations and text underlining to a few pages, otherwise a good clean sound copy. Scarce. Copac only locates 3 copies (BL. Cambridge & Liverpool University).

Thucydides, an Athenian, undertakes the history of the Peloponnesian war (431- 404 BC). A far more important war than Greece had ever known before. He started to write the narrative from the beginning of the war. 'In presenting to the student this corrected edition of Hobbes's version of Thucydides the editor acknowledges the learned commentators and translators who have already expended their labours on the subject, especially Dr. Arnold, Groeller, Mr. Bloomfield, to the treatise of Hermann on the Political Antiquities of Greece, and to Bishop Thirlwall's History of that country'. (Adv. page, Feb 1841).


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