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Sparta's Second Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 446-418 B.C.

Paul A. Rahe


In a continuation of the multivolume series on ancient Sparta, this book details the second stage in the six-decades-long, epic struggle between Sparta and Athens that first erupted some seventeen years after their joint victory in the Persian Wars. The book explores how and why open warfare between these two erstwhile allies broke out a second time, after they had negotiated an extended truce. It traces the course of the war that then took place, examining the strategy each community pursued and the tactics adopted, before explaining how and why mutual exhaustion forced on these two powers ye ... More

Keywords: Sparta, Athens, open warfare, Persian Wars, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300242621
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300242621.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul A. Rahe, author
Hillsdale College