Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

§1. Ships, sea battles, and naval policy are key features in Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides—who served as a general and commanded a squadron of triremes himself (4.104.4-5; 4.106.3)—clearly viewed naval power as the key to supremacy in the Aegean (1.15); Athens' rise to empire and fall from glory was inextricably bound with her fortunes at sea.

Editor

Robert B. Strassler

Publisher

Free Press

City

New York

ISBN

9780684828152

Publication Information

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

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