Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University, where he has taught for more than thirty years, and where he was Dean from 1989 to 1992. He is the author of a much admired four-volume HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR, and he has written four other books, including a biography of Pericles, a study of the origins and causes of wars, and, most recently, a one-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bush in 2002, and in 2005 delivered the 34th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual and public achievement in the humanities.
ON THE ORIGINS OF WAR AND THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE (Doubleday, 1994)
THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR (Penguin, 2003)
PERICLES OF ATHENS AND THE BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY (The Free Press, 1990)
THUCYDIDES: The Reinvention of History (Viking Penguin, 2009)