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I listened to this book in advance of reading Thucydides' "The Peloponnesian War".
The author presents the work in an objective manner, providing an account of what transpired and not engaging in polemics or comparing this war to others.
The story is impossible to follow without reference to maps. Just as an example, geographic place-names like Naupaktos, or Mthone, or Locris are bandied about and there is no way of knowing what the author is referring to without reference to maps. To remedy this, I borrowed Kagan's book from the library but though it has multiple maps, they are of poor quality. You are best off by following along with "The Landmark Thucydidies" by Robert Strassler. Pity that Audible did not provide a pdf file for maps and names.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Fills in a lot of gaps and holes that Thucydides does not explain to his 5th Century Greek audience. This book should be read only if you've labored through the real thing which is also available on audible.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful