Thucydides and Xenophon on Civil-Military Relations and Liberty in the Peloponnesian War


This conference explored the vital issue of civil-military relations as they unfolded in The Peloponnesian War of Thucydides, revealing the critical nature of getting such relations right so as to provide most effectively for the defense of a free society.


Conference Readings

Thucydides. The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War. Edited by Robert B. Strassler. Translated by Richard Crawley. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Xenophon. The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika. Edited by Robert B. Strassler and John Marincola. New York: Anchor, 2010.