The Gates of Athens: Signed Edition - Wars of Sparta and Athens (Hardback)Conn Iggulden (author)
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An immersive blockbuster from the master of ancient historical fiction, The Gates of Athens explores the iconic conflict between Athens and Sparta for dominion over Ancient Greece. Packed with action set-pieces and authentic recreation, this is Iggulden at his most assured and accomplished.
The momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems will last for twenty-seven years (431 to 404 BC). It will end in the fall of Athens.
Filled with cunning political scheming, astonishing military prowess, invasions, treacheries, plagues, ambitions, virtues, and emotions and a lot of intrigue, Conn Iggulden brings to life one of the most thrilling chapters of the ancient world.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
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