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About the Author: Donald Kagan

Professor Kagan, who received his PhD from Ohio State University in 1958, has written The Great Dialogue: A History of Greek Political Thought from Homer to Polybius (1965 and 1986); The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (1969); The Archidamian War (1974); The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981); The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987); Pericles and the Birth of the Athenian Empire (1990); On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace (1995); While America Sleeps (2000) with Frederick W. Kagan; The Western Heritage (2000) with Steven Ozment and Frank M. Turner; The Heritage of World Civilizations (2000) with Albert M. Craig, William A. Graham, Ozment and Turner; The Peloponnesian War (2003).

Winner of the National Humanities Medal for 2002, and a prominent social and political critic, his graduate courses include seminars in the writings of selected Greek historians and in selected periods in Greek history.

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Athens and Sparta in Savage Conflict 431-404 Bc by

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Paperback, Published in Dec 2016 by Harper Perennial

ISBN10: 0007115067 | ISBN13: 9780007115068

Page count: 511

Donald Kagan offers a readible history of the Peloponnesian War, the culmination of the struggle between Athens and Sparta for hegemony in Greece. It was a conflict marked by increasing brutality as the protagonists committed themselves to what became a battle for survival.

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