A War Like No Other : How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War

I read this book on my most recent trip to Amsterdam, and right after finishing a book on the life of King David.

This book brings a lot of research together on the Peloponnesian War, and doesn’t follow a timeline style, instead consisting of chapters on topics of Greek warfare of the time. There are a number of very interesting observations around the number of people that likely died in hoplite combat vs. all combat vs. naval combat. But, after reading the book on David, I most liked the observation that this war helped move the Greeks from an agrarian society to one based on trade.


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