We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Several very good Donald Kagan lectures on youtube for a longer version. Unless they've been removed, It's been a couple years since I watched them. He wrote a 4 volume history of the Peloponnesian Wars. He and VDH speak highly of each other.
Read The History of the Peloponnesian War as a freshman in college and then again at the Naval War College. At the NWC we used "The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War." While the translation is dated, the maps and notes were key to put the events and places in perspective.