Two Deaths at Amphipolis

Two Deaths at Amphipolis

Cleon vs Brasidas in the Peloponnesian War

Hardback288pp Illustrated

9781783463787     Product Code: 506180

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Mike Roberts brings a fresh perspective to the study of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BCE) by focusing on the clash of the two dynamic commanders who were killed in 422 during the battle over the Athenian colony at Amphipolis. Roberts follows the career of the heroic Spartan Brasidas, already a veteran of many campaigns when he headed north to this strategically important city, and reconsiders the Athenian Cleon, whose reputation was tarnished by the historian Thucydides’ vociferous criticism.

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