The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC by Philip de SouzaThe Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC by Philip de Souza

The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC

byPhilip de Souza, De Souza

Paperback | November 13, 2002

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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. This book reveals the darker side of Classical 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.
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 finishi...
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Title:The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BCFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 13, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841763578

ISBN - 13:9781841763576

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