Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet

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Osprey's study of one of the most important battles of the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens launched a large expeditionary force, its goal the rich, grain-producing island of Sicily. This was in response to a call for help in a minor war from an old ally but the true objectives were the powerful city of Syracuse, suspected of supporting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial expansion. The Athenians won an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans late in the year and renewed their attack in the spring ...

Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet 2008, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846032585

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