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The Fall of the Athenian Empire #2020

The Fall of the Athenian Empire In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens Sicilian expedition in September of B C to the A

  • Title: The Fall of the Athenian Empire
  • Author: Donald Kagan
  • ISBN: 9780801499845
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Fall of the Athenian Empire By Donald Kagan, In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it facedIn the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C Through his study of this last decade of the war, Kagan evaluates the performance of the Athenian democracy as it faced its most serious challenge At the same time, Kagan assesses Thucydides interpretation of the reasons for Athens defeat and the destruction of the Athenian Empire.

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    1. With The Fall of the Athenian Empire I ve finished this year s reread of Donald Kagan s monumental history of the Peloponnesian War In the 10 years following the disastrous defeat Athens suffered in Sicily, they found themselves checked on land by the Spartan fort at Decelea which threatened all of Attica Taking advantage of a weakened Athens, Sparta also expanded its naval strength into the eastern Aegean while at the same time forging the diplomatic ties with Persia which brought them financia [...]

    2. Awesome, Complete, captivating, thoughtful review addressing all aspects of this historic 30 year war A must good read for history buffs.

    3. The war between the Athenians and Sparta is a very intense war that is put into a very detailed book This book emphasize the Athenian falling from Sparta in a great bloody war This book goes out to show how many loses the Athenian lost to Sparta and to how many Sparta lost to the Athenians This book showed the weaknesses of their empire and why they lost to Sparta Athenians had some flaws that shattered them and which made them surrender to the Sparta Through the last years of study Kagan the au [...]

    4. Not going to lie, this book isn t exactly a page turner, but as I like history, I did find it fascinating And as this was not a subject covered in any history class I took, I learned a lot of new things Will I remember much of the details in this book Honestly, probably not I d need to read a few books on this topic to really learn it, but should I ever pick up another book about this period in history, I m sure I ll have a few moments of, I ve read that before Overall, I m glad I read it I wou [...]

    5. Donald Kagan s 4th volume on the Peloponnesian War is just as strong and steady in its awesome scholarhip as are the three preceding volumes The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War The Archidamian War The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition Well done, Professor Kagan

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