The Fall of the Athenian Empire

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Cornell University Press, 1991 - History - 455 pages
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In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C. Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it faced its most serious challenge. At the same time, Kagan assesses Thucydides' interpretation of the reasons for Athens' defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire.

  

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Review: The Fall of the Athenian Empire (The Peloponnesian War #4)

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Donald Kagan's 4th volume on the Peloponnesian War is just as strong and steady in its awesome scholarhip as are the three preceding volumes (The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War; The Archidamian War; The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition). Well done, Professor Kagan! Read full review

Contents

After the Sicilian Disaster
1
The War in the Aegean
24
Heraclea and Environs
26
The Northeastern Peloponnesus
40
Ionia and Caria
44
Athens Responds
51
Miletus and lasus
62
The Hellespont 103
67
The Battles of Cynossema and Abydos
219
The Restoration
247
The Bosporus and Propontis 226
251
The Return of Alcibiades
274
Cyrus Lysander and the Fall of Alcibiades
293
The Battle of Arginusae
325
The Trial of the Generals
354
The Fall of Athens
376

Spartas Riposte
69
The Revolutionary Movement
106
The Coup
131
The Four Hundred in Power
158
The Establishment of the Five Thousand
187
Eetioneia
191
Las to Euboea
192
The War in the Hellespont
211

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

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