Attrition: Aspects of Command in the Peloponnesian War

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Essentially a conflict between a land power and a sea power, the Peloponnesian war descended into a grim struggle in which moral standards declined and atrocities were perpetrated on civilian populations. Comparisons can be made between the siege operations of the Spartan and Athenian protagonists and in the developing naval tactics employed where a mixture of attitudes emerged among commanders--some put honor above all else, while others pursued personal ambition. In 431 BC, the threat of war between Sparta and her allies ...

Attrition: Aspects of Command in the Peloponnesian War 2006, Spellmount Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781862273238

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