Condition - heavy age spotting to apge block, the externbal dustjacket shows some chipping of the laminate cover finish - esp at folds, and at edgeds. Some closed 1cm tears to edges, softening and wear to all corners, esp at head of spine.
To the modern mind, there is something counter-intuitive about the outcome of the long war between Athens and Sparta- the "good guys" did not win. The ill-fated Sicilian expedition was the reason why. Syracuse was the Stalingrad of the Athenian army and fleet, a game-changer with profound implications for the future of World civilization. The Sicilian expedition was ill conceived, but even the slight chance Athens had of victory was inexplicably squandered. The failure sowed the seeds of Athens' eventual defeat by Sparta. Peter Green's lively and impeccably researched book brings this Greek Tragedy (in every sense) convincingly to life.