Historical Parallels

Historical Parallels : Vol 3 (of 3) by Arthur Thomas Malkin

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The cautious policy of Pericles, and the plague, combined to render the two first years of the war barren of incidents. The third campaign opened more energetically with the siege of Platea, the old and faithful ally of Athens. This is the earliest siege of which we have any full and particular account; and some surprise may be felt at the rudeness and inefficacy of the means employed in prosecuting it by the most military nation of Greece. For this, however, all previous history prepares us. To the early Greeks fortifications of any strength appear to have presented insuperable obstacles. Not a city of any note can be mentioned which was taken by fair fighting. Troy was impregnable by force. Eira was taken in consequence of its being accidentally left unguarded. Ithome held out for ten years, and at last obtained honourable terms of surrender.
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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 317.51g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508759111
  • 9781508759119