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    DescriptionThis is the story of one of the most important classical cities, Syracuse, and its struggles (both internal and external) for freedom and survival. Situated at the heart of the mediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily. The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides made for a tumultuous situation within the city, resulting in repeated coups that threw up a series of remarkable tyrants, such as Gelon, Timoleon and Dionysius. In this first volume Jeff Champion traces the course of Syracuse's wars under the tyrants from the Battle of Himera (480 BC) against the Carthaginians down to the death of Dionysius I (367 BC), whose reign proved to be the high tide of the city's power and influence. One of the highlights along the way is the city's heroic resistance to, and eventual decisive defeat of, the Athenian expeditionary force that besieged them for over two years (415-413BC), an event with massive ramifications for the Greek world. This is the eventful life story of one of the forgotten major powers of the ancient Mediterranean world.


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    Title
    The Tyrants of Syracuse: 480-367 BC v. 1
    Subtitle
    War in Ancient Sicily
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey Champion
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848840638
    ISBN 10: 1848840632
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSTC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DSTC
    DC22: 937.814
    LC classification: DG975.S9 C48 2010
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 937.814
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHWA
    Illustrations note
    8 Pages of B&W plates, 10 maps and diagrams
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire