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The Resource A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War, Victor Davis Hanson

A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War, Victor Davis Hanson

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A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War
Title
A war like no other
Title remainder
how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War
Statement of responsibility
Victor Davis Hanson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hanson portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander; artists, among them Aristophanes; and philosophers including Sophocles and Plato." "Hanson's analysis of events and personalities raises many questions: Were Athens and Sparta like the United States and the Soviet Union, two superpowers battling to the death? Is the Peloponnesian War echoed in the endless, frustrating conflicts of Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and the current Middle East - or was it more like America's own Civil War, a brutal rift that rent the fabric of a glorious society, or even this century's "red state-blue state" schism between liberals and conservatives, a cultural war that manifestly controls military policies? Hanson brings the facts to life and unearths the often surprising ways in which the past informs the present."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, Victor Davis
Dewey number
938/.05
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF229
LC item number
.H36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greece
  • Peloponnesian War (Greece : 431-404 B.C.)
  • Greece
Label
A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War, Victor Davis Hanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear : why Sparta fought Athens (480-431) -- Fire : the war against the land (431-425) -- Disease : the ravages of the plague at Athens (430-426) -- Terror : war in the shadows (431-421) -- Armor : hoplite pitched battles (424-418) -- Walls : sieges (431-415) -- Horses : the disaster at Sicily (415-413) -- Ships : the war at sea (431-404) -- Climax : Trireme fighting in the Aegean (411-405) -- Ruin? Winners and losers (404-403) -- Appendix I : glossary of terms and places -- Appendix II : key people
Control code
ocm57211303
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 397 pages
Isbn
9781400060955
Lccn
2004062892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War, Victor Davis Hanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear : why Sparta fought Athens (480-431) -- Fire : the war against the land (431-425) -- Disease : the ravages of the plague at Athens (430-426) -- Terror : war in the shadows (431-421) -- Armor : hoplite pitched battles (424-418) -- Walls : sieges (431-415) -- Horses : the disaster at Sicily (415-413) -- Ships : the war at sea (431-404) -- Climax : Trireme fighting in the Aegean (411-405) -- Ruin? Winners and losers (404-403) -- Appendix I : glossary of terms and places -- Appendix II : key people
Control code
ocm57211303
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 397 pages
Isbn
9781400060955
Lccn
2004062892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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