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War in Ancient Greece By Bob Carruthers

War in Ancient Greece by Bob Carruthers

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The classic account of the internecine wars fought between Athens and Sparta is Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian wars. This new illustrated edition is introduced by Bob Carruthers and includes the complete text.

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War in Ancient Greece by Bob Carruthers

The Athenian Thucydides (c490-395BC) wrote this history of the Peloponnesian War between the Spartans and the Athenians, believing that it would be a greater war than any that had preceded it, and his version of events would serve as "a possession for all time". The fragmentary nature of ancient Greece increased the frequency of conflict, but conversely limited the scale of warfare. Unable to maintain professional armies, the city-states relied on their own citizens to fight, reducing the potential duration of campaigns. The rise of Athens and Sparta as preeminent powers, however, led directly to the Peloponnesian War, which saw further development of the nature of warfare, strategy and tactics. Fought between leagues of cities dominated by Athens and Sparta, the increased manpower and financial resources increased the scale, and allowed the diversification of warfare. Set-piece battles during the Peloponnesian war proved indecisive and instead there was increased reliance on attritionary strategies, naval battle and blockades and sieges. This book is essential reading for anyone interested the military history of the classical world.

War in Ancient Greece Reviews

Thucydides' account is littered throughout with tales of heroism, deceit, cunning, folly, hardship and glory; a classic to rival even the lliad. -The Pegasus Archive He (the author) is an unforgiving historian and his intelligence and precision are obvious. His sophisticated understanding is way ahead of its time. A must read for anyone with an interest in warfare 2,500 years ago, and GBP14.99 does represent decent value for money. Military History Monthly

About Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Bob is the author of a number of military history titles including the Amazon best seller The Wehrmacht in Russia.

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War in Ancient Greece by Bob Carruthers
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