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It was a treat reading Donald Kagan's book on the Peloponnesian War.
The story underlying it is amazing, and the writing is superb - clear, flowing, and with appropriate detail and connections drawn.
I could not recommend this book strongly enough for anyone with an interest in classical or Greek history.
The quintessential book on the Peloponnesian War. Easy read for such detailed history, probably the best place to start if you want to begin serious study of the war or if you... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Benjamin Walker
This book is amazing. The story underlying it is amazing, and the writing is superb - clear, flowing, and with appropriate detail and connections drawn. Read morePublished 5 months ago by F. Schaaf
Didn't know a whole lot about this, and was intrigued when I found the book on here, obviously it takes place in a time much different from our own, but not necessarily as far away... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Zack C. Hornbuckle
I should have read The Peloponnesian War before I read Xenophon's Anabasis. Xenophon's work takes place shortly after the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JustinHoca
This book provides a lot of maps of Greece, and you need them to keep up with the shifting politics and wars. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Williams
This is a wonderfully written condensation of a huge, seminal work by Kagan written over a 25 year period. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Philip S. Taylor
Excellent retelling of the long Pelopennsian war that ended in the destruction of Athens and the end of Classical Greece. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Frank