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By Mike Roberts

This unique ebook seems to be intimately at arguably the 2 most important characters on each side within the heart years of the nice Peloponnesian battle and the showdown in and round Amphipolis that resulted in either their deaths in 422 BC.

The Spartan commander Brasidas was once already a veteran of many campaigns whilst he headed for the strategically vital northern theatre. Cleon was once the main hawk within the Athenian meeting who led his fellow voters in a massive attempt to counter the influence that Brasidas used to be having within the north. the 2 ultimately clashed in conflict outdoors the Athenian colony of Amphipolis which Brasidas had by means of then captured (the nice historian Thucydides being exiled for his failure to guard it). The Spartans received yet either males died within the struggling with, their passing having far-reaching outcomes for the next process the battle. by means of focussing at the deadly duel among Brasidas and Cleon, and drawing on all to be had assets to complement Thucydides' seminal account, Mike Roberts bargains a beneficial new point of view at the Peloponnesian War.

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