Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

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by J. E. Lendon, Ted Lendon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465015069

ISBN-13: 9780465015061

Pub. Date: 11/02/2010

Publisher: Basic Books

Song of Wrath tells the story of Classical Athens’ victorious Ten Years’ War (431– 421 BC) against grim Sparta—the first decade of the terrible Peloponnesian War that turned the Golden Age of Greece to lead. Historian J.E. Lendon presents a sweeping tale of pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids, and deeds of cruelty and

Overview

Song of Wrath tells the story of Classical Athens’ victorious Ten Years’ War (431– 421 BC) against grim Sparta—the first decade of the terrible Peloponnesian War that turned the Golden Age of Greece to lead. Historian J.E. Lendon presents a sweeping tale of pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids, and deeds of cruelty and guile—along with courageous acts of mercy, surprising charity, austere restraint, and arrogant resistance. Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status, and the resulting fury of authoritarian Sparta, Greece’s traditional leader, Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the war as a duel over national honor, a series of acts of revenge. A story of new pride challenging old, Song of Wrath is the first work of Ancient Greek history for the post-cold-war generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015061
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
1,262,043
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter I Athens and Sparta: The Birth of a Rivalry 19

Chapter II The Coming of the Ten Years' War 57

Chapter III The War of Revenge, 431-430 BC 107

Chapter IV Odysseus' War, 429-428 BC 147

Chapter V The Dying of the Brave, 427 BC 187

Chapter VI The New Spear, 426 BC 219

Chapter VII As Honorable As Circumstances Permit, 425 BC 249

Chapter VIII The Bronze Dream, 424 BC 289

Chapter IX The Bloody March of Peace, 424-420 BC 323

Epilogue 369

Chronology of Events 387

Glossaries of People, Things, and Places 395

Author's Note and Acknowledgments 411

Suggestions for Further Reading 415

Appendix: The Sources 417

Notes 431

Bibliography 507

Illustration Credits 531

Index 537

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