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Some of the works referenced in this podcast include
- Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, Vol. 11.
- John R. Hale, Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy. New York: Viking, 2009.
- Victor Davis Hanson, A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. New York: Random House, 2005.
- Donald Kagan, The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1969.
- Donald Kagan, The Archidamian War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1974.
- Donald Kagan, The Peloponnesian War. New York: Viking, 2003 (a one-volume version of his earlier tetralogy of which to two previous books are the first volumes).
- Lawrence A. Tritle, A New History of the Peloponnesian War. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
- Plutarch, Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans.
- William Ledyard Rodgers. Greek and Roman Naval Warfare A Study of Strategy, Tactics, and Ship Design from Salamis (480 B.C.) to Actium (31 B.C.). 3rd ed. Annapolis: United States Naval Institute, 1986.
- Thucydides. The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to The Peloponnesian War. New York : Free Press, 1996.
Great episode once again! Your descriptions of the sea battles, the types of sailing vessels, and the capabilities of both sides were very informative. The maps are also a great help and I use them a lot while listening to each episode.
I am curious about what else is going on in the Mediterranean at this time. In a previous episode you touched on Egypt and the Persians as having some level of sea power by this point. Persia was stopped in their expansionist efforts by the Greeks, as covered in prior episodes. Egypt seems to just hang out on and around the Nike. But does everyone else on the Med just leave the Greeks alone to fight amongst themselves during the Peleponnesian War? When does Carthage become a significant player in the Med?
Sorry for my delayed reply. As we saw during the Greco-Persian War, both sides (especially the Persians) had no qualm about finding ships and sailors anywhere they could. As for Carthage, we’ll see it starting to play a bigger role when we get to Part 2 of the Peloponnesian War.