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Lords of the Sea


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CONTENTS List of Maps and Diagrams xv Preface xvii Introduction xxiii Part One FREEDOM 1 One Man, One Vision [483 B.C.] 3 2 Building the Fleet [483-481 B.C.] 15 3 The Wooden Wall [481-480 B.C.] 29 4 Holding the Pass [Summer, 480 B.C.] 43 5 Salamis [End of Summer, 480 B.C.] 55 Part Two DEMOCRACY 6 A League of Their Own [479-463 B.C.] 77 7 Boundless Ambition [462-446 B.C.] 95 8 Mariners of the Golden Age [Mid-fi fth Century B.C.] 110 VTSU_all_6p.indd xi 3/6/09 1:03:05 PM Part Three EMPIRE 9 The Imperial Navy [446-433 B.C.] 125 10 War and Pestilence [433-430 B.C.] 138 11 Fortune Favors the Brave [430-428 B.C.] 154 12 Masks of Comedy, Masks of Command [428-421 B.C.] 171 13 The Sicilian Expedition [415-413 B.C.] 185 Part Four CATASTROPHE 14 The Rogue's Return [412-407 B.C.] 205 15 Of Heroes and Hemlock [407-406 B.C.] 221 16 Rowing to Hades [405-399 B.C.] 233 Part Five REBIRTH 17 Passing the Torch [397-371 B.C.] 249 18 Triremes of Atlantis [370-354 B.C.] 269 19 The Voice of the Navy [354-339 B.C.] 280 20 In the Shadow of Macedon [339-324 B.C.] 294 21 The Last Battle [324-322 B.C.] 311 Chronology 319 Glossary 333 Note on Sources 341 Acknowledgments 375 Index 379

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John R. Hale received his doctorate from Cambridge University, and also studied archaeology at Yale. He was a field archaeologist at the University of Nottingham excavations at Dragonby, before embarking on a distinguished archaeological career that includes extensive underwater searches for ancient warships. He has been featured in documentaries broadcast by The Discovery Channel and The History Channel.


'A tour de force.' Adam Nicolson 'To provide a new angle from which to view and understand the experience of the Athenians of the classical age is a remarkable achievement, but Lords of the Sea accomplishes just that... Utterly captivating.' Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor of Classics and History Yale University author of bestselling The Peloponnesian War.

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