History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

History of the Peloponnesian War  pdf

Title: History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

Author: Thucydides,

Genre: ,History,Classics,Nonfiction,War,History,Ancient History,Politics,Cultural,Greece,War,Military Fiction,Literature,Ancient,Military,Military History

Pages: 648 pages

History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author’s ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.

 

Gates of Fire pdf

Gates of Fire  pdf

Title: Gates of Fire pdf

Author: Steven Pressfield

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,War,War,Military Fiction,Historical,Cultural,Greece,Novels,Fantasy,Literature,History,Ancient History

Pages: 392 pages

Gates of Fire pdf

In 480 B.C., two million Persian invaders come to the mountain pass of Thermopylae in eastern Greece, where they are met by 300 of Sparta’s finest warriors. The Greek loyalists battle for six days in a prelude to their ultimate victory.

 

Zorba the Greek pdf

Zorba the Greek  pdf

Title: Zorba the Greek pdf

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Philosophy,Novels,Literature,Cultural,Greece,Historical,Historical Fiction,Literature,20th Century,Literary Fiction,Roman

Pages: 335 pages

Zorba the Greek pdf

The classic novel, international sensation, and inspiration for the film starring Anthony Quinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational, the inner life and the life of the mind.,The classic novel Zorba the Greek is the story of two men, their incredible friendship, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Zorba, a Greek working man, is a larger-than-life character, energetic and unpredictable. He accompanies the unnamed narrator to Crete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine, and the pair develops a singular relationship. The two men couldn’t be further apart: The narrator is cerebral, modest, and reserved; Zorba is unfettered, spirited, and beyond the reins of civility. Over the course of their journey, he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of living.,Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in literature; he is a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor, Falstaff, and Sancho Panza. He responds to all that life offers him with passion, whether he’s supervising laborers at a mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his past adventures, or making love. Zorba the Greek explores the beauty and pain of existence, inviting readers to reevaluate the most important aspects of their lives and live to the fullest.