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The Peloponnesian War

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
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For three decades in the fifth century b.c. the ancient world was torn apart by a conflict that was as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the world wars of the twentieth century: The Peloponnesian War. Donald Kagan, one of the world's most respected classical, political, and military historians, here presents a new account of this vicious war of Greek against Greek, Athenian against Spartan. The Peloponnesian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Kagan
ISBN: 0142004375 9780142004371 0670032115 9780670032112 9781435290365 1435290364
OCLC Number: 55232488
Description: xxvii, 511 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. The road to war --
ch. 1. The great rivalry (479-439) --
ch. 2."A quarrel in a far-away country (436-433) --
ch. 3. Enter Athens (433-432) --
ch. 4. The decisions for war (432) --
pt. 2. Pericles' war --
ch 5. War aims and resources (432-431) --
ch. 6. The Theban attack on Plataea (431) --
ch. 7. The plague (430-429) --
ch. 8. Pericles' last days (429) --
ch. 9. Rebellion in the Empire (428-427) --
ch. 10. Terror and adventure (427) --
pt. 3. New strategies --
ch. 11. Demonstenes and the new strategy (426) --
ch. 12. Pylos and Sphacteria (425) --
ch. 13. Athens on the offensive : Megara and Delium (424) --
ch. 14. Brasidas' Thracian campaign (424-423) --
ch. 15. The coming of peace (422-421). pt. 4. The false peace --
ch. 16. The peace unravels (421-420) --
ch. 17. The alliance of Athens and Argos (420-418) --
ch. 18. The battle of Mantinea (418) --
ch. 19. After Mantinea : politics and policy at Sparta and Athens (418-416) --
pt. 5. The disaster in Sicily --
ch. 20. The decision (416-415) --
ch. 21. The home front and the first campaigns (415) --
ch. 22. The first attack on Syracuse (415) --
ch. 23. The siege of Syracuse (414) --
ch. 24. The besiegers besieged (414-413) --
ch. 25. Defeat and destruction (413) --
pt. 6. Revolutions in the Empire and in Athens --
ch. 26. After the disaster (413-412) --
ch. 27. War in the Aegean (412-411) --
ch. 28. The revolutionary movement (411) --
ch. 29. The coup (411) --
ch. 30. The four hundred in power (411) --
ch 31. The five thousand (411) --
ch. 32. War in the Hellespont (411-410). pt. 7. The fall of Athens --
ch. 33. The restoration (410-409) --
ch. 34. The return of Alcibiades (409-408) --
ch. 35. Cyrus, Lysander, and the fall of Alcibiades (408-406) --
ch. 36. Arginusae (406) --
ch. 37. The fall of Athens (405-404) --
Conclusion --
Sources for the history of the Peloponnesian War --
Index.
Responsibility: Donald Kagan.

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