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Song of Wrath (original 2010; edition 2010)
by Ted Lendon
Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins by J. E. Lendon (2010)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0465015069, Hardcover)
Song of Wrath tells the story of Classical Athens’ victorious Ten Years’ War (431 421 BC) against grim Spartathe first decade of the terrible Peloponnesian War that turned the Golden Age of Greece to lead. Historian J.E. Lendon presents a sweeping tale of pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids, and deeds of cruelty and guilealong with courageous acts of mercy, surprising charity, austere restraint, and arrogant resistance. Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status, and the resulting fury of authoritarian Sparta, Greece’s traditional leader, Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the war as a duel over national honor, a series of acts of revenge. A story of new pride challenging old, Song of Wrath is the first work of Ancient Greek history for the post-cold-war generation.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:07 -0400)
Offers a thrilling account of the first stage of the Peloponnesian War, also known as the Ten Years' War, between the city-states of Athens and Sparta, detailing the pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids and deeds of cruelty along with courageous acts of mercy, charity and resistance.
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