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The Resource Song of wrath : the Peloponnesian War begins, J.E. Lendon

Song of wrath : the Peloponnesian War begins, J.E. Lendon

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Song of wrath : the Peloponnesian War begins
Title
Song of wrath
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the Peloponnesian War begins
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J.E. Lendon
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eng
Review
In an exceptionally well-written account of the first 10 years of the Peloponnesian War (431–421 B.C.E.), University of Virginia historian Lendon (Soldiers and Ghosts) brings the Greek city-states to life. Crediting Thucydides with the humanizing of military history, Lendon emphasizes the extraordinary importance of worth or glory to the typical Greek and casts the long, bloody conflict between Athens and Sparta in the light of the concepts of honor and hubris. Political differences, characterized by the "democracy" of Athens and her sea-borne commercial supremacy in Attica, and by the stern militarism of Sparta, which ensured her dominance in Laconia and the Peloponnesian peninsula, inevitably resulted in war. In dramatic fashion, battles of conquest were waged from Boeotia to the Gulf of Corinth, and to Laconia and Attica themselves. Mutual exhaustion and disillusionment with allies led to a remarkable peace treaty that was soon broken. An excellent story, this account is further strengthened by the frequent use of maps and illustrations. But more information on the social and economic realities of the time would have been helpful. Illus. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed October 4, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 39, p)
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Lendon, J. E
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the Peloponnesian War begins
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Song of wrath : the Peloponnesian War begins, J.E. Lendon
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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9780465015061
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(Sirsi) i9780465015061
Label
Song of wrath : the Peloponnesian War begins, J.E. Lendon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
800449
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780465015061
Lccn
2010027229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(Sirsi) i9780465015061

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