ATHENS AT WAR by Rex -- Retold by Warner

ATHENS AT WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An adaptation for young readers of Warner's own translation of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War, in an easy, straightfoward style that is particularly well suited to the historian's rational approach. From the patriotic exhortations of the shining liberal-democratic Pericles to the jingoistic doubletalk of self-serving Cleon to Thucydides' comments on the war's devastating effect on an exemplary democracy -- the history remains, as predicted, ""a possession forever.

Publisher: Dutton