The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition...

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Author  Donald Kagan
Publisher  Cornell University Press
Publication Date   May 14, 1991
ISBN  0801499402
Pages  400

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Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? In the third volume of his landmark four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.

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