The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald KaganThe Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan

The Fall of the Athenian Empire

byDonald Kagan

Paperback | July 23, 1991

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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.

Donald Kagan is Sterling Professor of Classics and History at Yale University.
Title:The Fall of the Athenian EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.06 inPublished:July 23, 1991Publisher:Cornell University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0801499844

ISBN - 13:9780801499845


Table of Contents

1. After the Sicilian Disaster
2. The War in the Aegean
3. Athens Responds
4. Sparta's Riposte
5. The Revolutionary Movement
6. The Coup
7. The Four Hundred in Power
8. The Establishment of the Five Thousand
9. The War in the Hellespont
10. The Restoration
11. The Return of Alcibiades
12. Cyrus, Lysander, and the Fall of Aicibiades
13. The Battle of Arginusae
14. The Trial of the Generals
15. The Fall of Athens
16. Conclusions

General Index
Index of Ancient Authors and Inscriptions
Index of Modem Authors

From Our Editors

This is the last volume of a history of the Peloponnesian War.

Editorial Reviews

"With its three predecessors, this volume will long stand as the definitive work on the Peloponnesian War and the nature of the Athenian empire."

- American Historical Review