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Event Series Event Series: THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR by Thucydides


April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

featuring William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics, Emeritus

Translated by Stephen Lattimore

1998 Los Angeles Times Nonfiction Book of the Year

“Lattimore . . . has produced the most rigorously accurate translation since Crawley and, in my view, the most true to all ellipses, contractions, twists, ambiguities, and syntactical knots of the original. His willingness to confront, not shirk, the challenges of Thucydides can be seen at every stylistic level, though perhaps more in the speeches and analytical portions than in the purely narrative passages. All this makes it demanding for students, but gives them the closest English experience of what it’s like to read Thucydides in Greek.” —Syllecta Classica

“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 that never oversimplifies the original, this translation will be useful both to the novice intent on learning ‘what happened’ and to the returning reader seeking to savor high points like the Funeral Speech of Pericles.” —David P. Tompkins, Temple University

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book sent to your home

This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis

Register online or by calling 919-962-1544.

Due to the nature of the reading groups, refunds are not available. 


April 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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