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A new history of the Peloponnesian War

Author: Lawrence A Tritle
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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"This new study by a respected historian provides a unique narrative of the Peloponnesian War, a monumental conflict between Athens and Sparta that raged for 27 years across the Greek world. The conflict's resulting destruction of cities, mass enslavements, and loss of human life - in short, the horrors of war - bears striking resemblance to the violence of modern war from the Western front to Vietnam. Despite these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Tritle
ISBN: 9781405122504 1405122501 9781405122511 140512251X
OCLC Number: 335699742
Description: xxvi, 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prelude --
a band of brothers --
'From this the Corinthians developed their bitter hatred for the Athenians' --
'Give the Greeks their freedom' --
'Our city is an education to Greece' --
'War is a violent teacher' --
'Spindles would be worth a lot' --
'Weeping for joy' --
'The strong do what they have the power to do' --
'What of us then who for our children must weep?' --
'The whole of Greece against Athens' --
'Ships gone ... don't know what to do' --
'Athens is taken' --
'Here's to the noble Critias!' --
Appendix A. note on sources --
Appendix B. Who's who in the Peloponnesian War --
Appendix C. Peloponnesian War glossary.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Tritle.
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