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Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet

This book examines the foolhardy campaign in which Athens ignored the strategic implications of attacking a city-state which was over 1,100km away, as two enormous armadas and 60,000 Athenians and their allies fought for two years against the only other democracy in the Greek world. Rare illustrations, breathtaking full-color artwork, 3-dimensional "bird's-eye views" and maps complete a very readable account of a disastrous campaign from which very few Athenians returned. By Nic Fields. Osprey. Paperback. 96 pages.

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