Ryan Wrenn

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  • The Peloponnesian War

  • By: Donald Kagan
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallace
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
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For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century BC the ancient world was torn apart in a conflict that was, within its historical context, as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the great world wars of the 20th century. The Peloponnesian War pitted Greek against Greek: the Athenians, with their glorious empire, rich legacy of democracy and political rights, and extraordinary cultural achievement, against the militaristic, oligarchic Spartan state.

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  • Just The Facts And You Will Need Maps

  • By Nikoli Gogol on 01-22-12

Fascinating story, and well told

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

Though it will help to come into this book with at least a basic understanding of the Greco-Persian War that preceded the events described as well as the geography of the Aegean and ancient Greece, this is as thorough and elegant a telling of a massive turbulent event that you'll find in popular history.