History of the Peloponnesian War, Loeb Classical Library, Volumes I – VI

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, vols. 1-4, trans. C. F. Smith. Cambridge: Loeb Classical Library, 1919.  

Publisher’s overview: Thucydides of Athens, one of the greatest of historians, was born about 471 BCE. He saw the rise of Athens to greatness under the inspired leadership of Pericles. In 430, the second year of the Peloponnesian War, he caught and survived the horrible plague… More

Thucydides Historiae

Hude, Karl, ed. Thucydides Historiae. 2 Vols. 2d ed. Leipzig: Teubner. 1913-25. Books 1-2 revised by Otto Luschnat, 1960 (2d ed.).

Thucydide : La Guerre du Péloponnèse, 6 Vols

De Romilly, Jacqueline, Raymond Weil, and Louis Bodin. Thucydide : La Guerre du Péloponnèse. 6 Vols.  A textual edition and a translation (the "Budé"). Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1958-1972.

Overview: En composant La Guerre du Péloponnèse, l’historien athénien Thucydide n’entendait pas seulement faire le récit du conflit qui, de 431 à 404 avant notre ère, avait opposé les deux plus puissantes cités grecques, Athènes et Sparte, mais aussi procurer à ses… More

The Peloponnesian War – The Hobbes Translation

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, trans. Thomas Hobbes, ed./intro., David Grene. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.  

Review: “Thomas Hobbes’s translation of Thucydides brings together the magisterial prose of one of the greatest writers of the English language and the depth of mind and experience of one of the greatest writers of history in any language. . . . For every reason, the current… More

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, ed., R. Strassler, trans., E. Crawley, intro., V. D. Hanson. New York: Free Press, 1998.

Overview: Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the great books in the Western tradition, as well as its first true historical narrative. Editor Robert Strassler has annotated this classic text to make it more accessible to modern readers and added dozens of maps… More

The Peloponnesian War

Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War, trans. S. Lattimore. New York: Hackett Publishing Co., 1998.

Review: Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War mixes tragedy and intellection, profound emotion and painstaking analysis. Steven Lattimore has met the most daunting challenge to a translator of Thucydides, which is to provide a sense of this combination. Written in clear American English… More