Item #6950 A Commentary on Thucydides. Simon Hornblower, Thucydides.

A Commentary on Thucydides. Volume I. Books I-III; Volume II. Books IV-V.24; Volume III. Books 5.25-8.109.

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1992-2008. 8vo. 3 volumes, set. Volume 1 is a second impression (first published in 1991). Volumes 2 & 3 are first impressions. Original navy cloth, gilt. Scattered pencil marginalia (mostly ticks) throughout each volume and some notes on the rear free endpapers. Near fine. Item #6950

Loosely inserted is a photocopy from the TLS from Peter Green's Books of the Year (2009): 'I would also like to pay brief tribute to a work that is horrendously expensive and unwieldy (over a thousand pages long), that deals with a historian whom I respect but find highly uncongenial, that will reach only a minority audience, yet which exemplifies, against heavy odds, the very best in humanistic scholarship: the third and final volume of Simon Hornblower's Commentary on Thucydides (Oxford). Hornblower's erudition is immense and illuminating, he's not afraid to use his imagination, and the political no less than the academic world will be in his debt for generations. That is no small achievement.' Complete sets are very uncommon.

Price: £750.00

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