The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece

The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece

by Jennifer T. Roberts


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199996643
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Series: Ancient Warfare and Civilization Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 575,975
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jennifer T. Roberts is Professor of Classics and History at the City College of New York and the City University of New York Graduate Center. She is the author of Athens on Trial: The Anti-Democratic Tradition in Western Thought and Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction, and editor (with Walter Blanco) of the Norton Critical Editions of Herodotus' The Histories and Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Images
A Note on Sources


Chapter 1: Setting the Stage
Chapter 2: The Greek States at War and Peace
Chapter 3: Sparta Provoked, Athens Intransigent
Chapter 4: The War Begins
Chapter 5: The Plague of War
Chapter 6: New Challenges and New Leaders
Chapter 7: The Fortunes of War
Chapter 8: War Throughout the Mainland, and the Call of the West
Chapter 9: Moving Towards Peace
Chapter 10: The Peace that Was Not Peace
Chapter 11: An Invitation and Two Scandals
Chapter 12: Deliverance for Syracuse
Chapter 13: The Empire Strikes Back
Chapter 14: Dramatic Developments for the Athenians
Chapter 15: Alcibiades, Cyrus, and Lysander
Chapter 16: A Seeming Victory
Chapter 17: Athens After the Amnesty
Chapter 18: The Greek States in a Changing World
Chapter 19: Continuing Warfare in an Age of Reflection
Chapter 20: The End for Sparta
Chapter 21: War Without Victory

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