A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War

A Naval History of the Peloponnesian War

It was another naval defeat, at Aegispotomi (405 BC) that finally sealed Athens fate. Marc De Santis narrates these stirring events while analyzing the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the war at sea.

Author: Marc G. de Santis

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473861602

Category: History

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Naval power played a vital role in the Peloponnesian War. The conflict pitted Athens against a powerful coalition including the preeminent land power of the day, Sparta. Only Athens superior fleet, her wooden walls, by protecting her vital supply routes allowed her to survive. It also allowed the strategic freedom of movement to strike back where she chose, most famously at Sphacteria, where a Spartan force was cut off and forced to surrender.Athens initial tactical superiority was demonstrated at the Battle of Chalcis, where her ships literally ran rings round the opposition but this gap closed as her enemies adapted. The great amphibious expedition to Sicily was a watershed, a strategic blunder compounded by tactical errors which brought defeat and irreplaceable losses. Although Athens continued to win victories at sea, at Arginusae for example, her naval strength had been severely weakened while the Spartans built up their fleets with Persian subsidies. It was another naval defeat, at Aegispotomi (405 BC) that finally sealed Athens fate. Marc De Santis narrates these stirring events while analyzing the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the war at sea.
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The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides. establish a navy. n-poo-oSw and apxij are datives of meant. — —
kcu paKurra ocro« (= etctivoi ocoi) prj StapKrj tl^ov %apav, and especially as
many as had a territory insufficient for their sustenance. Blooinf. refers this
especially ...

Author: Thucydides

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105049271153

Category: Greece

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Thoukydid s The history of the Peloponnesian War

Thoukydid  s  The history of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides Thomas Arnold. or wedge up completely , Bučnu kdyocv , with ships
placed broadside to broadside , with their heads looking out to sea ; a position of
the vessels which of itself indicates the extreme narrowness of the passage , as ...

Author: Thucydides

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ISBN: NWU:35556008457194

Category: Greece

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Universal Naval History

Universal Naval History

FROM THE SICILIAN EXPEDITION TILL THE CLOSE OF THE PELOPONNESIAN
WAR .. 114 CHAPTER IX . FROM THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR TILL THE
ROman CONQUEST ... 128 CHAPTER X. NAVAL HISTORY OF ROME FROM
THE ...

Author: John Frost

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ISBN: NYPL:33433008460325

Category: Naval history

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The History of the Peloponnesian War

The History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides. Chapter. VIII. Third Year of the War - Investment of Plataea - Naval
Victories of Phormio - T hracian Irruption into Macedonia under Sitalces The next
summer the Peloponnesians and their allies, instead of invading Attica, marched
 ...

Author: Thucydides

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775411710

Category: History

Page: 881

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Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of the first surviving scholarly works of history.
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History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides. ( which is the surest bond , ) and those not weak , but able to harm
such as have stood aloof from them . And as it is a naval , and not a land alliance
that is offered you , the loss of it is not the same ; but it were best , if possible , ' to
 ...

Author: Thucydides

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105048700830

Category: Greece

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The History of the Peloponnesian War Illustrated by Maps Taken Entirely from Actual Surveys by Thucydides

The History of the Peloponnesian War Illustrated by Maps  Taken Entirely from Actual Surveys by Thucydides

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ξυμμαχείν , ή και τάδε νομίζειν ορθώς έχειν . XCII . οι δε Λακεδαιμόνιοι ακούσαντες
οργήν μεν φανεραν ουκ εποιούντο τους Αθηναίοις ( ουδε γαρ επί κωλύμη αλλά ...

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ISBN: IBNR:CR102020883

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Money Expense and Naval Power in Thucydides History 1 5 24

Money  Expense  and Naval Power in Thucydides  History 1 5 24

Money, expense, and naval power in Thucydides' History 1–5.24/ Lisa Kallet-
Marx. p. Cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-520-
30305-8 (pbk. : alk paper) 1. Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 2.

Author: Lisa Kallet

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520303058

Category: History

Page: 244

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Thucydides has been found guilty of indifference toward financial matters without a consideration of all the evidence. Lisa Kallet-Marx redirects the approach to Thucydides' treatment of financial resources by studying his comments on finance in the context of the whole work and scrutinizes other, chiefly epigraphic, evidence as well. Her comprehensive inspection of the Archaeology, Pentekontaetia, and history of the Archidamian War demonstrates that the role of financial resources is central to Thucydides' ideas about naval power and figures prominently in his speeches and narrative. The accumulation of chremata, or money, and its relationship to nautikon, or the fleet, provide a key for analysis. Kallet-Marx's research reveals an important stage in the historical development of thought about state power, wealth, and imperialism. Her book will greatly interest classicists as well as scholars of ancient economics. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.
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Naval History

Naval History

The great Peloponnesian War of 431 - 404 B . C . was a watershed in many ways
, not least in naval history . The outcome of the war demonstrated that a land
power such as Sparta was constrained to develop a navy in order to defeat a sea
 ...

Author: Daniel M. Masterson

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X001217599

Category: History

Page: 358

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Papers of the Sixth Naval History Symposium held at the U.S. Naval Academy on 29-30 September 1983.
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THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR THUCYDIDES

THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS  THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR THUCYDIDES

Salamis, island, 353, 367, 383, 413 Salamis, town in Cyprus, 376 Saminthus, 498
Samos, naval greatness of, 352, 583; ... 562; join in the Ionian War, 570; by their
courage, contrast favourably with the Peloponnesian enemies of Athens, 571, ...

Author: HERODOTUS; THUCYDIDES

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Seapower and Strategy

Seapower and Strategy

The Peloponnesian War turned out as it did because ( a ) Athens risked its
overwhelming naval superiority unwisely and ... See John S . Morrison and J . F .
Coates , The Athenian Trireme : The History and Reconstruction of an Ancient
Greek ...

Author: Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UVA:35007004198192

Category: Naval art and science

Page: 396

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Individual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and East.
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Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War

Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War

There were also disturbances at about this time in the Peloponnesian feet at
Miletus , where the men openly complained that all their prospects were being
ruined by Astyochus and Tissaphernes . Astyochus had refused to fight a naval
battle ...

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The Battle of Arginusae

The Battle of Arginusae

Aimed at classics students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught relationship between Athens' military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy.

Author: Debra Hamel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421416823

Category: History

Page: 152

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A pivotal skirmish involving nearly three hundred Athenian and Spartan ships toward the end of the Peloponnesian War, the Battle of Arginusae was at the time the largest naval battle ever fought between warring Greeks. It was a crucial win for the Athenians, since losing the battle would have led to their total defeat by Sparta and, perhaps, the slaughter and enslavement of their entire population. Paradoxically, the win at Arginusae resulted in one of the worst disasters to befall the Athenians during the brutal twenty-seven-year war. Due to a combination of factors�incompetent leadership, the weariness of the sailors, a sudden storm�the commanders on the scene failed to rescue the crews of twenty-five Athenian ships that had been disabled during the battle. Thousands of men, many of them injured, were left clinging to the wreckage of their ships awaiting help that never came. When the Athenians back home heard what had happened, they deposed the eight generals who had been in command during the battle. Two of these leaders went into exile; the six who returned to Athens were tried and eventually executed. The Battle of Arginusae describes the violent battle and its horrible aftermath. Debra Hamel introduces readers to Athens and Sparta, the two thriving superpowers of the fifth century B.C. She provides a summary of the events that caused the long war and discusses the tactical intricacies of Greek naval warfare. Recreating the claustrophobic, unhygienic conditions in which the ships' crews operated, Hamel unfolds the process that turned this naval victory into one of the most infamous chapters in the city-state's history. Aimed at classics students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught relationship between Athens' military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy.
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Catalogue of the State Library of Wisconsin 1872

Catalogue of the State Library of Wisconsin  1872

TENNEY ( W . J . ) The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United
States . New York . 1865 . THIERS ... See CowPER . THUCYDIDES . History of
the Peloponnesian War , translated by William Smith , A . M . Philadelphia . 1836
.

Author: Wisconsin. State Library

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044080250574

Category: Law

Page: 319

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Categories: Law

New Aspects of Naval History

New Aspects of Naval History

Relief for the main Theban naval base could come only from the interior . Thus ,
to establish a war harbor in an isolated spot was to invite disaster . 80 An episode
in the Peloponnesian War vividly illustrates this conclusion . In 412 B . C . a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019968471

Category: Naval art and science

Page: 213

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The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War

Presents an English translation of the Greek text which provides an account of the people and events involved in the long, fifth-century conflict between Athens and Sparta, and includes notes, a glossary, and other resources.

Author: Thucydides

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872203948

Category: History

Page: 530

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Presents an English translation of the Greek text which provides an account of the people and events involved in the long, fifth-century conflict between Athens and Sparta, and includes notes, a glossary, and other resources.
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The Royal Navy

The Royal Navy

A History from the Earliest Times to the Present Sir William Laird Clowes, Sir
Clements Robert Markham, Alfred Thayer ... the Peloponnesian War, and to study
the tactics and carrying power of the vessels of the Carthaginians and the
Romans, ...

Author: Sir William Laird Clowes

Publisher: London, Marston

ISBN: UOM:39015066347066

Category: Great Britain

Page: 627

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Categories: Great Britain

Books of the Sea

Books of the Sea

Ferrero , G . The Greatness and Decline of Rome and Characters and Events of
Roman History . ... Thucydides . History of the Peloponnesian War . MEDIEVAL
NAVAL HISTORY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Bury , J . B . History of the Eastern ...

Author: Charles Lee Lewis

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:35007000238307

Category: Sea in literature

Page: 318

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Categories: Sea in literature