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Origins of the Peloponnesian War

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In this provocative and wide-ranging examination of the causes of the Peloponnesian war, first published in 1972, Geoffrey de Ste Croix argued against most previous historiography (which tended to blame Athens), that the Spartans and their allies must bear the immediate and ultimate responsibility for the war. The book includes a strong argument for the fundamental credibi ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published August 10th 1989 by Bristol Classical Press (first published 1972)
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Geoffrey Ernest Maurice de Ste. Croix, British Historian, trained as a Solicitor and competed at Wimbledon in 1929 before serving in the RAF during the Second World War. After the war he studied and then taught Ancient History.
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