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Jeremy Black, author of War: A Short History
“Honor and shaming are key themes in Lendon’s accomplished account of the first ten years of the Peloponnesian War. A major work of history, this well-written study provides important insights on the classical world that Lendon ably extents to contemporary international relations.”
Edward N. Luttwak, author of The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire
“J.E. Lendon must disagree with Thucydides, the greatest of historians, to tell his own dramatic story of the Ten Years’ War while still relying on him for his facts. J.E. Lendon’s learned enthusiasm pulls it off—and many a reader will relish this book.”
This is an wonderful work by an outstanding writer, who often waxes poetic in his rich retelling of Thucydides' history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dmitri Guerriero
Instead of rehashing Kagan, Lendon delves into the first ten years of the Peloponnesian War and puts forth some very original, and interesting, arguments to support his theories... Read morePublished 18 months ago by S. H. Bottoms
Not only is Song of Wrath well written, but it explains the WHY behind the Peloponnesian War, not just the where, what and how. Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by Meg S.
The Peloponnesian War is an unusual event. It seems to be relevant to every generation in a different way. Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Arch Stanton
For those interested in historical trivia, I can save you from reading this book with the following chronicle. Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by Paul M. Murphy
The beauty of Song of Wrath lies not in the retelling and reinterpreting of the ancient Greek wars (which Lendon does fascinating well). Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by tomcincinnatus
The Greeks present an unequalled temptation to cheap ventriloquism, so tantalizing the apparent similarities between their world and ours. Read morePublished on October 8, 2011 by Bill Carey
Even if you think you know Thucydides and the beginning of the Peloponnesian War well enough, don't miss this wonderful treatment. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Peter A Hunt
"Song of Wrath" is on the ROROTOKO list of cutting-edge intellectual nonfiction. The book interview of Professor Lendon ran here as the cover feature on January 5, 2011.Published on January 23, 2011 by ROROTOKO