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History of the Peloponnesian War

431 BCE

Why is it canonical?

Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War from the point of view of a general who fought in it is a classic of Western literature because it was the first account its kind to cover its subject matter. It is an epic record of a war that changed the Greek world.

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Full text of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War