This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumental conflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and examines the realities of the war and its effects on the average Athenian. * A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta by an established scholar* Offers an original interpretation of how and why the war began* Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in order to give readers a new sense of how the war affected the individual* Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war* Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectual achievement in Athens despite the war* Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of the war
Lawrence A. Tritle is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He has previously taught at Loyola University, Chicago and UCLA as visiting Professor of History. He is the author or editor of eight books on Greek history, including Phocion the Good (1988) and From Melos to My Lai (2000), as well as numerous articles on various aspects of the ancient world. He has served on the editorial board of the Ancient History Bulletin (1996 - 2003) and as president of the International Plutarch Society (1997-1999).
List of illustrations. Maps. Abbreviations. Chronology. Acknowledgements. Preface. Prelude - a band of brothers. 1. 'From this the Corinthians developed their bitter hatred for the Athenians'. 2. 'Give the Greeks their freedom'. 3. 'Our city is an education to Greece'. 4. 'War is a violent teacher'. 5. 'Spindles would be worth a lot'. 6. 'Weeping for joy'. 7. 'The strong do what they have the power to do'. 8. 'What of us then who for our children must weep?' 9. 'The whole of Hellas against Athens'. 10. 'Ships gone ... don't know what to do'. 11. 'Athens is taken'. 12. 'Here's to the noble Critias!' 13. Epilogue. 14. Appendix I: A Note on Sources. 15. Appendix II: Who's Who in the Peloponnesian War. 16. Appendix III: A Peloponnesian War Glossary. Bibliography.
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