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

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


The epic actual tale of Themistocles and the conflict of Salamis, and a rousing heritage of the world's first dominant army and the towering empire it built

The Athenian military used to be one of many best scuffling with forces within the background of the area. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of normal electorate on a voyage of discovery that altered the process historical past. With Lords of the Sea, well known archaeologist John R. Hale provides, for the 1st time, the definitive background of the epic battles, the fearsome ships, and the men-from notable leaders to seductive rogues-that confirmed Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's perception and a storyteller's aptitude, Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with those heroes, their turbulent careers, and far-flung expeditions, bringing again to mild a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.

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