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    DescriptionOsprey's study of one of the most important battles of the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens launched a large expeditionary force, its goal the rich, grain-producing island of Sicily. This was in response to a call for help in a minor war from an old ally but the true objectives were the powerful city of Syracuse, suspected of supporting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial expansion. The Athenians won an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans late in the year and renewed their attack in the spring of 414. After a period of energetic siege warfare and a series of large-scale battles on land and sea, the Syracusans gained the upper hand and the expedition ended in total disaster with grave consequences for the future of Athens. Nic Fields explores the background of this foolhardy venture in which Athens took on a nation that was militarily and financially strong and over 700 miles distant. Then, following the narrative of Thucydides, the chronicler of the Peloponnesian War, he describes and explains the long and violent campaign that pitted the two largest democracies of the Greek world against each other.


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    Title
    Syracuse 415-13 BC
    Subtitle
    Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nic Fields, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846032585
    ISBN 10: 184603258X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    DC22: 938.05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE, CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, HIS002010, HIS027130
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF229.65 .F54 2008
    Thema V1.0: NH, NHD, NHC, JWCK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    20 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France. The author lives in St Augustin sur Mer, France. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as "Look and Learn "he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects. He is a keen wargamer and modelmaker.Peter Dennis lives in Nottinghamshire, UK.