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Three Millennia of Greek Literature


The Eight Books of Thucydides' History, translated by R. Crawley.

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Table of Contents

Book 1

Chapter I : The State of Greece from the earliest Times to the Commencement of the Peloponnesian War

Chapter II : Causes of the War—The Affair of Epidamnus—The Affair of Potidaea

Chapter III : Congress of the Peloponnesian Confederacy at Lacedaemon

Chapter IV : From the end of the Persian to the beginning of the Peloponnesian War—The Progress from Supremacy to Empire

Chapter V : Second Congress at Lacedaemon—Preparations for War and Diplomatic Skirmishes—Cylon—Pausanias—Themistocles

Book 2

Chapter VI : Beginning of the Peloponnesian War—First Invasion of Attica—Funeral Oration of Pericles

Chapter VII : Second Year of the War—The Plague of Athens—Position and Policy of Pericles—Fall of Potidaea

Chapter VIII : Third Year of the War—Investment of Plataea—Naval Victories of Phormio—Thracian Irruption into Macedonia under Sitalces

Book 3

Chapter IX : Fourth and Fifth Years of the War—Revolt of Mitylene

Chapter X : Fifth Year of the War—Trial and Execution of the Plataeans— Corcyraean Revolution

Chapter XI : Year of the War—Campaigns of Demosthenes in Western Greece—Ruin of Ambracia

Book 4

Chapter XII : Seventh Year of the War—Occupation of Pylos—Surrender of the Spartan Army in Sphacteria

Chapter XIII : Seventh and Eighth Years of the War—End of Corcyraean Revolution— Peace of Gela—Capture of Nisaea

Chapter XIV : Eighth and Ninth Years of the War—Invasion of Boeotia—Fall of Amphipolis—Brilliant Successes of Brasidas

Book 5

Chapter XV : Tenth Year of the War—Death of Cleon and Brasidas—Peace of Nicias

Chapter XVI : Feeling against Sparta in Peloponnese—League of the Mantineans, Eleans, Argives, and Athenians—Battle of Mantinea and breaking up of the League

Chapter XVII : Sixteenth Year of the War—The Melian Conference—Fate of Melos

Book 6

Chapter XVIII : Seventeenth Year of the War—The Sicilian Campaign—Affair of the Hermae—Departure of the Expedition

Chapter XIX : Seventeenth Year of the War—Parties at Syracuse—Story of Harmodius and Aristogiton—Disgrace of Alcibiades

Chapter XX : Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of the War—Inaction of the Athenian Army—Alcibiades at Sparta—Investment of Syracuse

Book 7

Chapter XXI : Eighteenth and Nineteenth Years of the War—Arrival of Gylippus at Syracuse—Fortification of Decelea—Successes of the Syracusans

Chapter XXII : Nineteenth Year of the War—Arrival of Demosthenes—Defeat of the Athenians at Epipolae—Folly and Obstinancy of Nicias

Chapter XXIII : Nineteenth Year of the War—Battles in the Great Harbour—Retreat and Annihilation of the Athenian Army

Book 8

Chapter XXIV : Nineteenth and Twentieth Years of the War—Revolt of Ionia— Intervention of Persia—The War in Ionia

Chapter XXV : Twentieth and Twenty-first Years of the War—Intrigues of Alcibiades—Withdrawal of the Persian Subsidies—Oligarchical Coup d'Etat at Athens—Patriotism of the Army at Samos

Chapter XXVI : Twenty-first Year of the War—Recall of Alcibiades to Samos—Revolt of Euboea and Downfall of the Four Hundred—Battle of Cynossema

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