The Peloponnesian War

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2003 - History - 511 pages
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For three decades in the fifth century b.c. the ancient world was torn apart bya 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 War is a magisterial work of history written for general readers, offering a fresh examination of a pivotal moment in Western civilization. With a lively, readable narrative that conveys a richly
detailed portrait of a vanished world while honoring its timeless relevance,The Peloponnesian Waris a chronicle of the rise and fall of a great empire and of a dark time whose lessons still resonate today.

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User Review  - Kd0imh - Goodreads

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 BC) and that event sets the context of the ... Read full review

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I liked this book. No, I am not a history professional. I picked it up because i wanted to know more about what happened. I had skimmed reviews and seen the general approval of the book when it came ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University and the recipient of a National Humanities Medal for 2002. He is the author of many books and articles on a wide range of subjects.

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