The Peloponnesian War 431–404 BC

The Peloponnesian War BC 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

  • Title: The Peloponnesian War 431–404 BC
  • Author: Philip de Souza
  • ISBN: 9781841763576
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 erupIt 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.

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    1. Mostly just facts and very little interpretation. I would have preferred some more analysis; I’m not sure what I’m supposed to have taken away from this war. I had thought before reading that the Spartans land power was able to defeat the Anthenian sea power through clever strategybut no, the Spartans just got the Persian king to bankroll their Navy. So the military with the most money won. That’s not a clever or unexpected conclusion.

    2. Osprey succeed again with an overview of the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens. A great overview of the conflict, easily explained, described with great maps and pictures of artifacts. Obviously impossible to go into great depth about any particular area but this has given me a good overview of a period I didn't know very well but forms a good background to the era of Alexander and the Greek's relationship with the great power of Persia.

    3. Read this on a train trip. These Osprey books are really convenient for giving comprehensive and interesting coverage of military history in a easily read format.This is my second Osprey Essential Histories book, the first being 'Ancient Israel at War #67'.This one gives insight into the wars of ancient Greece, in particular the conflict between Athenians and Spartans during the 5th century BC. A very interesting read, that covers not only mere military issues, but also maps this in relation to [...]

    4. I'm about to read Thucydides' and Xenophon's account of this war - and thought it'd be a good idea to get a review (aka Cliff's Notes) so I'll have a better understanding beforehand. I think I got that with this book. About to start reading Thucydides first . . . and we'll see if it helped. The Souza book was very informative and a quick, non-boring read . . . so I recommend it.

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