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The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta In the third volume of his landmark four volume history of the Peloponnesian War Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of

  • Title: The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
  • Author: Donald Kagan
  • ISBN: 9780801499401
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta In the third volume of his landmark four volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whWhy did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta In the third volume of his landmark four volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.

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    1. This is the 3d volume of Kagan's monumental tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War. A peace between Athens and Sparta was brokered in 421 BC by the Athenian politician and general Nicias. The peace ended the Archidamian phase of the war, a 10-year struggle which exhausted the 2 main powers and their allies. War-weariness and the need for the Athenians to restore their financial resources inspired the movement toward peace, as did the Spartan desire for the return of their men taken prisoner in 42 [...]

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