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THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
by Thucydides 431 BC
translated by Richard Crawley

BOOK I.

  1. INTRODUCTION (chapters 1 through 23)
  2. THE DISPUTE OVER EPIDAMNUS, 435-433 B.C. (chapters 24 through 30)
  3. THE DISPUTE OVER CORCYRA, 433 B.C. (chapters 31 through 55)
  4. THE DISPUTE OVER POTIDAEA (chapters 56 through 65)
  5. THE DEBATE AT SPARTA AND DECLARATION OF WAR, 432 B.C. (chapters 66 through 88)
  6. DIGRESSION ON THE PENTECONTAETIA OR ROUGHLY 50-YEAR PERIOD, 479-435 B.C. (chapters 89 through 117)
  7. THE ALLIED CONGRESS AT SPARTA, 432 B.C. (chapters 118 through 125)
  8. PAUSANIAS AND THEMISTOCLES (chapters 126 through 138)
  9. THE SPARTAN ULTIMATUM AND PERICLES' REPLY, 432-431 B.C. (chapters 139 through 145)

BOOK II.

  1. OUTBREAK OF WAR, 431 B.C. (chapters 1 through 17)
  2. FIRST YAR OF THE WAR, 431 B.C. (chapters 18 through 33)
  3. PERICLES' FUNERAL ORATION, 431 B.C. (chapters 34 through 46)
  4. THE PLAGUE, 430 B.C. (chapters 47 through 55)
  5. THE POLICY OF PERICLES, 430 B.C. (chapters 56 through 65)
  6. THE FALL OF POTIDAEA, 430/429 B.C. (chapters 66 through 70)
  7. THE SIEGE OF PLATAEA, 429 B.C. (chapters 71 through 78)
  8. VICTORIES OF PHORMIO, 429/428 B.C. (chapters 79 through 94)
  9. THRACE AND MACEDONIA, 429/428 B.C. (chapters 95 through 103)

BOOK III.

  1. THE REVOLT OF MYTILENE, 428-427 B.C. (chapters 1 through 35)
  2. THE MYTILENIAN DEBATE, 427 B.C. (chapters 36 through 50)
  3. THE END OF PLATAEA, 427 B.C. (chapters 51 through 68)
  4. CIVIL WAR IN CORCYRA, 427 B.C. (chapters 69 through 85)
  5. OPERATIONS IN SICILY AND GREECE, 427-426 B.C. (chapters 86 through 102)
  6. END OF THE SIXTH YEAR OF THE WAR, 426-425 B.C. (chapters 103 through 116)

BOOK IIII.

  1. ATHENIAN SUCCESS AT PYLOS, 425 B.C. (chapters 1 through 23)
  2. FINAL VICTORY AT PYLOS, 425 B.C. (chapters 24 through 41)
  3. FURTHER ATHENIAN SUCCESSES, 425-424 B.C. (chapters 42 through 57)
  4. PEACE IN SICILY, 424 B.C. (chapters 58 through 65)
  5. FIGHTING AT MEGARA, 424 B.C. (chapters 66 through 74)
  6. BRASIDAS IN THRACE, 424 B.C. (chapters 75 through 88)
  7. ATHENIAN DEFEAT AT DELIUM, 424/423 B.C. (chapters 89 through 101)
  8. BRASIDAS CAPTURES AMPHIPOLIS, 424/423 B.C. (chapters 102 through 116)
  9. ARMISTACE BETWEEN ATHENS AND SPARTA, 423 B.C. (chapters 117 through 123)
  10. END OF THE NINTH YEAR OF THE WAR, 423 B.C. (chapters 124 through 135)

BOOK V.

  1. BATTLE OF AMPHIPOLIS, 422 B.C. (chapters 1 through 12)
  2. PEACE OF NICIAS, 422-421 B.C. (chapters 13 through 24)
  3. NEGOTIATIONS WITH ARGOS, 421 B.C. (chapters 25 through 39)
  4. ALLIANCE BETWEEN ATHENS AND ARGOS, 420 B.C. (chapters 40 through 51)
  5. CAMPAIGNS IN THE PELOPONNESE, 419-418 B.C. (chapters 52 through 62)
  6. BATTLE OF MANTINEA, 418-417 B.C. (chapter 63 through 83)
  7. THE MELIAN DIALOGUE, 416/415 B.C. (chapters 84 through 116)

BOOK VI.

  1. SICILIAN ANTIQUITIES (chapters 1 through 7)
  2. LAUNCHING OF THE SICILIAN EXPEDITION, 415 B.C. (chapters 8 through 32)
  3. THE DEBATE AT SYRACUSE, 415 B.C. (chapters 33 through 41)
  4. THE ATHENIANS ARRIVE IN SICILY, 415 B.C. (chapters 42 through 52)
  5. THE STORY OF HARMODIUS AND ARISTOGITON, 514 B.C. (chapters 53 through 59)
  6. THE ATHENIANS RECALL ALCIABIADES, 415 B.C. (chapters 60 through 61)
  7. ATHENIAN VICTORY BEFORE SYRACUSE, 415 B.C. (chapters 62 through 71)
  8. THE DEBATE AT CAMARINA, 415/414 B.C. (chapters 72 through 88)
  9. ALCIBIADES IN SPARTA, 415/414 B.C. (chapters 88 through 93)
  10. MORE ATHENIAN SUCCESSES AT SYRACUSE, 415/414 B.C. (chapters 94 through 105)

BOOK VII.

  1. GYLIPPUS ARRIVES IN SYRACUSE, 414 B.C. (chapters 1 through 9)
  2. LETTER OF NICIAS, 414/413 B.C. (chapters 10 through 18)
  3. THE FORTIFICATION OF DECELEA, 413 B.C. (chapters 19 through 30)
  4. ATHENIAN DEFEAT IN THE GREAT HARBOR, 43 B.C. (chapters 31 through 41)
  5. ATHENIAN DEFEAT AT EPIPOLAE, 413 B.C. (chapters 42 through 59)
  6. SYRACUSAN VICTORY AT SEA, 413 B.C. (chapters 59 through 71)
  7. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ATHENIAN EXPEDITION, 413 B.C. (chapters 72 through 87)

BOOK VIII.

  1. ALARM AT ATHENS, 413/412 B.C. (chapters 1 through 5)
  2. BEGINNING OF PERSIAN INTERVENTION, 411 B.C. (chapters 5 through 44)
  3. THE OLIGARCHIC COUP, 411 B.C. (chapters 45 through 98)
  4. ATHENIAN VICTORY AT CYNOSSEMA, 411 B.C. (chapters 99 through 109)