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The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition

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Donald Kagan
Cornell University Press
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Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.
Part One: The Unraveling of the Peace1. A Troubled Peace2. The Separate League3. The Alliance of Athens and Argos4. The Challenge of the Separate League5. The Battle of Mantinea6. After Mantinea: Politics and Policy at Sparta and AthensPart Two: The Sicilian Expedition7. The Decision to Attack Sicily8. Sacrilege and Departure9. Athenian Strategy and the Summer Campaign of 41510. The First Attack on Syracuse11. The Siege of Syracuse12. Athens on the Defensive13. Defeat on Land and Sea14. Retreat and DestructionConclusionsBibliographyGeneral IndexIndex of Modem AuthorsIndex of Ancient Authors and Inscriptions

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