Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Setting & Symbolism

Steven Pressfield
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Peloponnesian War

This is the twenty-seven year conflict between Athens and Sparta, the two greatest city-states of Ancient Greece. The conflict changed the face of the Ancient world. Sparta was eventually victorious, but changed beyond all recognition in the process.

Parthenon

This is Athens' great temple to Athena, built at the top of the Athenian acropolis. A beautiful temple, it continue to dominate the Athenian skyline even today and is a symbol of how great the city was when it dominated the ancient world.

Persia

The greatest empire of the ancient world, Persia dominated a large part of Asia, stretching from modern day Turkey to modern day India. Frequently at conflict with the Greek city-states, Sparta allied with Persia to defeat Athens in the Peloponnesian War.

Athens

The greatest of the Greek city-states, Athens built a large empire in the 5th Century BC and became the most important...

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