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The Peloponnesian War

Paperback. Pub Date :2005-03-07 Pages: 560 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK The Stalingrad of the ancient world. this is an immensely readable. brilliant. brutal and vivid history of the greatest and bloodiest war of ancient Greece.The Peloponnesian War. fought 2.500 years ago between oligarchic Sparta and democratic Athens for control of Greece. is brought spectacularly to life in this magnificent study. Kagan demonstrates the relevance of this cataclysmic event to modern times in all its horror and savagery. As two uncompromising empires fight a war of survival from diametrically opposing political. social and cultural positions. the seemingly invincible glory of Athens crumbles in tragedy.Athenian culture and politics was unmatched in originality and fertility. and is still regarded as one of the peak achievements of Western civilisation. Dramatic poets such ...

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