Chris Pelling introduces the work of the historian Thucydides, whose brilliant account of the disastrous war between Athens and Sparta is as relevant today as it was in the 5th Century BC.".
Eugenia Kiesling, Professor of Military History at the United States Military Academy at Westpoint, explores how and why Thucydides's work on the Peloponnesian War, written in the 5th century BC, is used to interpret contemporary warfare.
Paul Cartledge examines what kind of historian Thucydides was and how we should read him, or any historian, today.
Chris Pelling offers a timely analysis of why Thucydides's depiction of power politics in ancient Greece should be read today.