The Peloponnesian War: Athens and Sparta in Savage Conflict, 431-404 BC

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HarperCollins, 2003 - 511 pages
The Stalingrad of the ancient world, this is a vivid history of the greatest and bloodiest war of ancient Greece. The author concentrates on the human cost of this cataclysmic clash of two great empires, its unprecedented cruelty and the utter destruction of Athenian civilisation.

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

There was a time when every educated person had to learn Latin and Greek; The Gallic War and The Civil War (Caesar) for Latin and The Persian Wars (Herodotus) and The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides ... Read full review

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

I should have read The Peloponnesian War before I read Xenophon's Anabasis. Xenophon's work takes place shortly after the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) and that event sets the context of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University.

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