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§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.
Robert B. Strassler
Hirschfeld, N. (1996). Appendix G: Trireme warfare in Thucydides. In R. B. Strassler (Ed.), The Landmark Thucydides: A comprehensive guide to the Peloponnesian War, (pp. 608-613). New York, NY: Free Press.
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War