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    The Peloponnesian War (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World) (Hardback) By (author) Lawrence A. Tritle

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    DescriptionThe Peloponnesian War resonates with contemporary events like few other episodes in ancient history. Though a democracy, Athens warred with its neighbors for decades in a doomed bid to secure its Aegean and Mediterranean empire. The ambitious city-state's eventual reward was defeat and tyrannical rule, effectively ending Athens's Golden Age, which flourished during the war in the fifth century BC. Not coincidentally did Athens flourish economically, militarily, artistically, and philosophically during the fifth century BC. Empire created great wealth, which supported the then novel democratic government. Wealth also supported the arts and letters. This was the time of Socrates, Plato, Aristophanes, Perikles and Thucydides, figures whose works and musings on war and its effects are widely read to this day. Designed as an accessible introduction to this immensely important event, The Peloponnesian War offers readers and researchers an appealing mix of descriptive chapters, biographical sketches, and annotated primary documents. An overview of the war is presented, followed a presentation of Thucydides' account of the war's causes. A look at the intertwined, some would say poisoned, relation of democracy and empire is offered, as are chapters on how the war was represented in plays, statuary, and pottery. The ethics of war are delved into by detailing the life, teachings, and eventual death of Socrates. And, critically, a chapter is devoted to those who most often suffer the harmful consequence of war: women. A glossary of terms is present, as is an annotated timeline, maps, useful illustrations, an annotated bibliography, and a thorough index.

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    The Peloponnesian War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lawrence A. Tritle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    ISBN 13: 9780313324994
    ISBN 10: 0313324999

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
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    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 938.05
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    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 938/.05
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    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC classification: DF229.T75
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    LC classification: DF229 .T75 2004
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    Thema V1.0: JW, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2004
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    Author Information
    LAWRENCE TRITLE is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
    Review quote
    ?[C]overs the early democracy created by Athens, which warred with its neighbors for decades in struggle to control the region. Tritle's history serves as a fine introduction to the event, packing in not just biographies and history, but annotated primary documents and a cultural and social overview of the war and the times....[a]n important library reference.?-MBR Bookwatch/Donovan's Bookshelf