The Peloponnesian War: Athens and Sparta in Savage Conflict 431-404 BC :: Donald Kagan soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2003, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: For almost three decides at the end of the fifth century BC the ancient world was torn apart by a conflict that was as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the great world wars of the twentieth century.
The Peloponnesian War was not only the greatest convulsion of the ancient world, but one of the turning points in civilization. It pitted democratic Athens and her allies against militaristic, oligarchic Sparta and hers in a bloody struggle for the control of Greece. The result was a period of unprecedented brutality, one that violated even the rugged code that had previously governed Greek combat. It led to an enormous destruction of life and property, and…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Just a hint of fading to the spine of the dust wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
Brown boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xxv) 511 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my History Greek catalogue?