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Tyrants of Syracuse - Vol. II, 367-211 BC: War in Ancient Sicily

Tyrants of Syracuse - Vol. II, 367-211 BC: War in Ancient Sicily Tyrants of Syracuse - Vol. II, 367-211 BC: War in Ancient Sicily
Autor: Jeffrey Champion
Data publikacji: 2012-01
ISBN: 9781848843677
Wydawca: PEN & SWORD
Wymiary: 23.6 x 16 x 3.4 cm
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 272
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This is the story of one of the most important classical cities, Syracuse, and its struggles (both internal and external) for freedom and survival. Situated at the heart of the mediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily. The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides made for a tumultuous situation within the city, resulting in repeated coups that threw up a series of remarkable tyrants, such as Gelon, Timoleon and Dionysius. In this first volume Jeff Champion traces the course of Syracuse's wars under the tyrants from the Battle of Himera (480 BC) against the Carthaginians down to the death of Dionysius I (367 BC), whose reign proved to be the high tide of the city's power and influence. One of the highlights along the way is the city's heroic resistance to, and eventual decisive defeat of, the Athenian expeditionary force that besieged them for over two years (415-413BC), an event with massive ramifications for the Greek world. This is the eventful life story of one of the forgotten major powers of the ancient Mediterranean world. AUTHOR: Jeff Champion is a Customs and Excise officer in Australia. He has written numerous articles on Hellenistic warfare for specialist journals such as Slingshot, the journal of the Society of Ancients.

ILLUSTRATIONS: 8 pages of colour photographs   



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