Lords of the Sea The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-14
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
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With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair, Hale takes readers on an illustrated tour of the heroes and their turbulent, far-flung expeditions, and brings back to light a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy. bw insert.

Author Biography

John R. Hale studied at Yale and Cambridge before embarking on an archaeological career that includes extensive underwater searches for ancient warships. He has written for Antiquity, Journal of Roman Archaeology, and Scientific American and has been profiled by NPR and The New York Times. He has also been featured in documentaries broadcast by The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. He is currently the director of liberal studies at the University of Louisville.

Table of Contents

Lords of the Sea List of Maps and Diagrams

Part One. Freedom

1. One Man, One Vision (483 B.C.)
2. Building the Fleet (483-481 B.C.)
3. The Wooden Wall (481-480 B.C.)
4. Holding the Pass (Summer, 480 B.C.)
5. Salamis (End of Summer, 480 B.C.)

Part Two. Democracy

6. A League of Their Own (479-463 B.C.)
7. Boundless Ambition (462-446 B.C.)
8. Mariners of the Golden Age (Mid-fifth Century B.C.)

Part Three. Empire

9. The Imperial Navy (446-433 B.C.)
10. War and Pestilence (433-430 B.C.)
11. Fortune Favors the Brave (430-428 B.C.)
12. Masks of Comedy, Masks of Command (428-421 B.C.)
13. The Sicilian Expedition (415-413 B.C.)

Part Four. Catastrophe

14. The Rogue's Return (412-407 B.C.)
15. Of Heroes and Hemlock (407-406 B.C.)
16. Rowing to Hades (405-399 B.C.)

Part Five. Rebirth

17. Passing the Torch (397-371 B.C.)
18. Triremes of Atlantis (370-354 B.C.)
19. The Voice of the Navy 354-339 B.C.)
20. In the Shadow of Macedon (339-324 B.C.)
21. The Last Battle (324-322 B.C.)

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