The Peloponnesian War 421-404 BC
By (author) Philip de Souza
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Peloponnesian War 421-404 BC by Philip de Souza
Book DescriptionThe Classical Greeks are renowned for their achievements in literature, art and philosophy, but the events of the Peloponnesian War reveal the darker side of Greek civilization. From the horrific effects of overcrowding and the plague on the population of Athens, to the vicious civil strife that often erupted in cities allied with Athens or Sparta, this volume offers vivid and at times disturbing insights into the impact of warfare on the people who are celebrated as the founders of Western civilization. It is a testament to the fascination of the subject that even today the events of the Peloponnesian war are studied for what they can teach about diplomacy, strategy and tactics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763576
(248mm x 170mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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It is a testament to its enduring intrigue that the events of the Peloponnesian War are studied for what they can teach about diplomacy, strategy and tactics. This volume offers vivid insights into the impact of warfare on the people who are celebrated as the founders of Western civilization.
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Author Biography - Philip de Souza
Dr Philip de Souza FRHistS studied History and Classics at Royal Holloway College, London. He is the author of 'Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World' (Cambridge, 1999), plus numerous articles and essays on Greek and Roman history. He is a contributor to the forthcoming 'Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare' and is currently finishing a book on Ancient Naval Warfare, to be published by Routledge. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Historical, Social and Cultural Studies at St Mary's College, University of Surrey, where he teaches ancient history, including a course on 'War and Society in the Ancient World'.
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