The Tyrants of Syracuse

The Tyrants of Syracuse

Volume II: 367–211 BC

Hardback268pp Illustrated240x162mm

9781848843677     Product Code: 503958


Sicily’s strategic location at the heart of the Mediterranean enabled Syracuse to become one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world but it also made the island a target for expansionist powers. This second volume of Champion’s narrative history covers the tumultuous political and military events in Sicily from the death of Dionysius the Elder until the Roman siege of Syracuse (213–211 BCE), when even the ingenious defences and inventions of Archimedes could not prevent the city’s capture.

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