Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

by J. E. Lendon
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Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins by J. E. Lendon

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: 9780465022809
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 1,022,250
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

J.E. Lendon is professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of Soldiers and Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity, runner-up for the Longman History Today Book of the Year Prize (2006). He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Heidelberg, Germany.

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