A New History of the Peloponnesian War

A New History of the Peloponnesian War

Author(s): Lawrence A. Tritle

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405122504

Online ISBN: 9781444315677

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315677

About this Book

This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumental conflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and examines the realities of the war and its effects on the average Athenian.

  • A penetrating new study of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta by an established scholar
  • Offers an original interpretation of how and why the war began
  • Weaves in the contemporary evidence of Aristophanes in order to give readers a new sense of how the war affected the individual
  • Discusses the practicalities and realities of the war
  • Examines the blossoming of culture and intellectual achievement in Athens despite the war
  • Challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of the war

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