The Modern Scholar: The Dawn of Political History
- Thucydides and the Peloponnesian Wars
- Narrated by: Fred Baumann
- Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
- Release date: 04-06-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
In the end, we come to understand how Thucydide's work shows human nature in the most extreme circumstances and thus provides deep insight into both political practice and philosophy. That may indeed be the reason for its lasting relevance: its unique ability to still shed light upon our own predicament some two-thousand years later.
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By David Merahn on 18-12-17
Best lecture made so far (I almost said ever)
Amazing, brilliant, original thought on a well covered topic. It is hard to make such a well worn subject feel fresh and new, but it hardly seems like a challenge for the author. Cannot recommend more highly.