Review: ‘The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC’, Philip de Souza

The Peloponnesian War 431–404 BCThe Peloponnesian War 431–404 BC by Philip de Souza
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a pretty decent overview of the Peloponnesian War which glosses over some parts which I would mention (the Melian Dialogue) but describes others in greater detail (culture).

I enjoyed the intermediary sections on everyday life as especially with the limited allowed length of an Osprey book, it is very simple to spend it all describing purely military affairs. I would note that I wish the book had put more effort into describing the end of the war, as it received a relatively short description compared to the beginning but that can be ascribed to the fewer sources we have available.

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