Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy

Lords of the Sea: The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy by John R Hale

By: John R Hale

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ISBN
9780143117681
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
138 x 210mm

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A rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built.

The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. With Lords of the Sea, renowned archaeologist John R. Hale presents, for the first time, the definitive history of the epic battles, the fearsome ships, and the men-from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues-that established Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair, Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with these heroes, their turbulent careers, and far-flung expeditions, bringing back to light a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.
ISBN:
9780143117681
Publication Date:
02 / 08 / 2010
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
138 x 210mm

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