The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (A New History of the Peloponnesian War)

Donald Kagan


Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? within the 3rd quantity of his landmark four-volume historical past of the Peloponnesian battle, Donald Kagan examines the years among the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian excursion to Sicily in 413 B.C. The critical determine within the narrative is the Athenian baby-kisser and basic Nicias, whose guidelines formed the treaty and whose army ideas performed an immense position within the assault opposed to Sicily.

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