The Tyrants of Syracuse: Vol. II, 367-211 BC

The Tyrants of Syracuse Vol II BC This is the story of one of the most important classical cities Syracuse and its struggles for freedom and survival Situated at the heart of the Mediterranean Syracuse was caught in the middle as C

  • Title: The Tyrants of Syracuse: Vol. II, 367-211 BC
  • Author: Jeff Champion
  • ISBN: 9781848843677
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the story of one of the most important classical cities, Syracuse, and its struggles for freedom and survival Situated at the heart of the Mediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides made for a tumultuous situation within theThis is the story of one of the most important classical cities, Syracuse, and its struggles for freedom and survival Situated at the heart of the Mediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides made for a tumultuous situation within the city, resulting in repeated coups that threw up a series of remarkable tyrants, such as Gelon, Timoleon and Dionysius In this first volume Jeff Champion traces the course of Syracuse s wars under the tyrants from the Battle of Himera against the Carthaginians down to the death of Dionysius I, whose reign proved to be the high tide of the city s power and influence One of the highlights along the way is the city s heroic resistance to, and eventual decisive defeat of, the Athenian expeditionary force that besieged them for over two years, an event with massive ramifications for the Greek world.

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    1. The second half of Jeff Champion's history of Syracuse picks up right where the the first left off: The death of Dionysius the Elder and the ascension of his son, Dionysius the Younger as Tyrant of Syracuse. He uses this split as a convenient excuse to avoid using 'the Elder' and 'the Younger' while each is actually in office, since the change in 'default' occurs across the books. And it actually works.From there, the book details the next two decades in Syracuse dealing trying to get rid of Dio [...]

    2. these where 2 very good books in this series enjoyed them immensely learned a lot of Syracuse tyrants and history of one of the great cities in ancient times

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