From Innovative Democracy to Warfare State: Ancient Athens as a Model of Hegemonic Decline

Authored by: Athina Karatzogianni

The Ashgate Research Companion to War

Print publication date:  January  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754678267
eBook ISBN: 9781315613741
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041115

10.4324/9781315613741.ch8

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Abstract

The attempt to write another book on a subject so old and so often treated requires an explanation, perhaps even a defense … Each generation needs to write its history for itself. Our questions are likely to differ from our fathers’ and grandfathers. 1 1

Donald Kagan, The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1969), vii.

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