The Peloponnesian War : Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Greece
by Sir Nigel Bagnall
The Peloponnesian War changed the course of Western civilization. In this masterful military history, Sir Nigel Bagnall portrays this epic struggle with new insight
In his final masterpiece, Sir Nigel Bagnall brings a unique perspective to the Peloponnesian War, the epochal conflict between Athens and Sparta. He documents with great detail not only the twenty-seven-year-long war, but the historical forces that set it into motion.
Bagnall dissects the complex relationship between the two states and provides a riveting account of the strategy and tactics of a war which would have enormous military repercussions for future generations. He also outlines the war's innovations and lessons, which include the importance of having clear politico-strategic objectives and the interplay of maritime and land operations.
The Peloponnesian War is an important book that sheds new light on a continually relevant subject.
"One of the best books on this complicated conflict."