The Archidamian War by Donald KaganThe Archidamian War by Donald Kagan

The Archidamian War

byDonald Kagan

Paperback | January 18, 1990

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This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war. Taking a chronological approach that allows him to present at each stage the choices that were open to both sides in the conflict, Kagan focuses on political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments. He evaluates the strategies used by both sides and reconsiders the roles played by several key individuals.
Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University.
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Title:The Archidamian WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.27 inPublished:January 18, 1990Publisher:CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0801497140

ISBN - 13:9780801497148

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Table of Contents

1. Plans and Resources
2. The First Year of the War
3. The Plague and Its Consequences
4. The Third Year of the War: Phormio
5. The Revolt at Lesbos
6. Sicily and Corcyra
7. Demosthenes
8. Pylos and Sphacteria
9. Megara and Delium
10. The Coming of Peace

Conclusions
Appendix A: Pericles and Athenian Income
Appendix B: Pericles' Last Speech
Bibliography
General Index
Index of Modem Authors
Index of Ancient Authors and Inscriptions

From Our Editors

This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war and is the first full-scale account of the Archidamian War to be written since the early years of this century.

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"The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers. To read Kagan's 'History of the Peloponnesian War' at the present hour is to be almost unbearably tested."—George Steiner, The New Yorker (reviewing the four-volume series)