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BOOK REVIEW: Boiotia and the Boiotian League

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 5, 2019

From the MagWeb vault...

BOOK REVIEW: Boiotia and the Boiotian League: 423-371 B.C.

by Robert J. Buck

I picked this up from a discount rack for a few dollars on the strength of its title. The period covered a number of internecine and inter-city-state wars.

Sadly, the military aspects of these wars receive scant attention. This is primarily a political book, which is helpful for background information. Battles garner a sentence or two, and campaigns get a paragraph--mostly about which cities changed hands and when. Numbers are rarely used.

As Boiotian background, this is fantastic. As military history, it merits but a fleeting mention.

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