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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale I think I would best calssify this book as light historical reading Hale writes in a very accessible if plain manner drawing the reader into the story of the ancient Athenian navy by concentrating on the personalities of the age and

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Lords of the Sea READ & DOWNLOAD µ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Þ John R. Hale John R. Hale Þ 1 READ Why does this make the top 10 lists of books on naval strategy? Money are the sinews of war Athens is a prime example of

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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale First get the slaves to dig up the silver at Laurium then build a fleet bully your neighbors and become a great democracy or as my HIST 312 students know full well maybe not

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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale Hale's Lords of the Sea is the history of the Athenian navy Pretty straightforward so this will be a fairly short review The book is extremely readable and it wasn't necessary to drag my feet through tons of horri

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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale Hale has written an engaging history of the Athenian navy during its period of power from when Themistocles convinced the Athenians to use a silver strike in 483 BC to build the fleet that stopped the Persians until a later Athenian fleet surrendered to the Macedonians after trifling resistance in 322 I think we sometimes get the idea that the Athenian navy did little of note outside of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars but th

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    READ & DOWNLOAD µ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Þ John R. Hale (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale This is an excellent little work on the West's first true Naval power Following and significantly improving upon and technologically advancing

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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale John R. Hale Þ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Lords of the Sea The title and back cover initially led me to believe LORDS OF THE SEA was an analysis of how the ancient Athenian

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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale This is a very interesting albeit lengthy book It describes the rise of the Athenian navy in the Golden Age and its role and impact on the concept of democracy Themistocles opined that building a great navy would make Athens a great city state

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    (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale John R. Hale Þ 1 READ READ & DOWNLOAD µ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Þ John R. Hale A detailed and yet lively account of the rise and fall of the Athenian navy and not coincidentally her role as a great power in the Mediterranean region Professor Hale is probably the leading authority on rowed warships he rowed crew for Yale while studying with Donald Kagan and it shows not only are the campaign

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Lords of the Sea (Lords of the Sea) [PDF NEW] ☆ John R. Hale Non fiction lost its draw for me years ago but I read this one because of a you read mine I'll read yours kind of deal with a friendI have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed it to the point that I wanted to go out and be an Athenian badass lolIt's difficult to write about a battle so that the lay reader can really follow and grasp it but through his words and diagrams John Hale explains the naval maneuvers in a way that made me see the

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John R. Hale Þ 1 READ READ Á Lords of the Sea To seductive rogues – that established Athens's supremacy With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with these heroes their turbulent careers and far flung expeditions bringing back to light a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy. This is a very interesting albeit lengthy book It describes the rise of the Athenian navy in the Golden Age and its role and impact on the concept of democracy Themistocles opined that building a great navy would make Athens a great city state and this proved to be so Although outnumbered badly Athenian triremes crushed Xerxes Persian fleet at the battle of Salamis in 480BC and set the stage for two centuries of greatness The Athenians battled not only Persians but Spartans and ultimately Macedonians The fleet was very democratic and indeed the trireme rowers had to be free men this was their responsibility to the state and a great source of pride Several great playwrights like Sophocles and Euripides were rowers and their plays often reflect nautical themes Philosophers too like Socrates and Plato used the ship of state as metaphors for the analysis of government There is a case to be made that sea farers have broad horizons and that contact with other cultures make them open to new ideas that have adaptive value The book is historical showing the role of key figures like the well managed governance of Pericles in that history The author relates actions particularly sea battles not just as who was there and what happened but adds in a novelists view He paints a picture for the reader about what it must have looked like on this day with 200 triremes moving off uietly for a surprise attack In Your Shoes light a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic Dont Get Sick lengthy book It describes the rise of the Athenian navy in the Golden Age and its role and impact on the concept of democracy Themistocles opined that building a great navy would make Athens a great city state and this proved to be so Although outnumbered badly Athenian triremes crushed Xerxes Persian fleet at the battle of Salamis in 480BC and set the stage for two centuries of greatness The Athenians battled not only Persians but Spartans and ultimately Macedonians The fleet was very democratic and indeed the trireme rowers had to be free men this was their responsibility to the state and a great source of pride Several great playwrights Vegetables like Sophocles and Euripides were rowers and their plays often reflect nautical themes Philosophers too The Judas Scar like Socrates and Plato used the ship of state as metaphors for the analysis of government There is a case to be made that sea farers have broad horizons and that contact with other cultures make them open to new ideas that have adaptive value The book is historical showing the role of key figures Intercepted like the well managed governance of Pericles in that history The author relates actions particularly sea battles not just as who was there and what happened but adds in a novelists view He paints a picture for the reader about what it must have Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon like on this day with 200 triremes moving off uietly for a surprise attack

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John R. Hale Þ 1 READ READ Á Lords of the Sea The epic true story of Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis and a rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it builtThe Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world It engineered a civilization empowered the world's first de. I think I would best calssify this book as light historical reading Hale writes in a very accessible if plain manner drawing the reader into the story of the ancient Athenian navy by concentrating on the personalities of the age and how they impacted the Athenian fleet Battles were described in a way that was both descriptive but not bogged down in minutia Hale was not afraid to use maps to illustrate battles or political relations something history books ought to do and he provides a wonderful timeline and glossary in the back of the book This book was certainly intended for those somewhat unfamiliar with the times and Hale makes every effort to ensure the reader doesn t get lostThe history of the Athenian navy itself was uite fascinating Unlike an army the development and maintenance of a fleet reuires a large investment to initiate and high annual costs to maintain Unlike an army where the individual soldiers can mostly provide their own gear for war a navy reuires a port infrastructure skilled laborers to build and fix ships the acuisition of a wide variety of materials and hundreds of trained men to successfully and effectively operate just one trireme This sort of effort reuires a sustained political commitment both by the rulers of a state and its citizens It costs a lot but if you control the seas in the ancient world you have a lot of flexibility in both war and peaceIt was fascinating to see how the Athenian democracy changed over the course of this book At the beginning they were a pretty traditional Greek city state albeit a smallish one with little to make it stand out from the rest But with the investment of men and material in the navy they took on a new form With the successful repelling of the Persians thanks to the wooden wall if Athenian ships they began to build a league of alliance with other Greek city states This alliance eventually developed into a empire with Athens demanding tribute from their client states and trying to expand their influence as far as Egypt and the Black SeaAfter finding so much success they became arrogant behind their walls and fleet challenging the might of Sparta and her allies Eventually like a good Greek tragedy their hubris brought them low as their advantage on the seas was degraded by smart Spartan leadership Persian money the plague and too many years of losses But even being brought low by the Spartans after the Peloponnesian War did not permanently cripple the Athenian democracy or navy It took the might of the Macedonians to finally uench the torch that was Athenian democracy and naval supremacyHale does an excellent job showing how Greek politics influence the navy and how the navy enabled Athenian policy at home and abroad Hale shows us the key personalities that drove these policies and explains why they acted the way they did He also offers an excellent window into Athenian culture and life While I knew the Greeks loved their plays I was unaware of both their popularity and just how political they were The Greeks were also extremely superstitious to their own detriment on many occasions stupid eclipses and their beliefs informed their own policies and strategies Also the Athenian democracy had some pretty ugly warts be it allowing the rise of Trump like demagogues or punishing unsuccessful military leaders with death or exile I thought Hale very clearly laid out the strengths and weakness of Athens as well as why they eventually failedI did think the book fell short in a few areas Where Athenian victories got a decent explanation and description their defeats mostly amounted to and the Athenians were defeated in the subseuent naval battle I also thought Hale came up short in tying the Athenian navy to Athenian democracy It is certainly true that on several occasions they extended citizenship to any slave of freeman who was willing to row for the fleet but the institution of democracy didn t seems a closely tied to the navy as the title might suggestStill it was a very engaging and informative read great for people who want a good entry point into ancient Greece The Big Handout light historical reading Hale writes in a very accessible if plain manner drawing the reader into the story of the ancient Athenian navy by concentrating on the personalities of the age and how they impacted the Athenian fleet Battles were described in a way that was both descriptive but not bogged down in minutia Hale was not afraid to use maps to illustrate battles or political relations something history books ought to do and he provides a wonderful timeline and glossary in the back of the book This book was certainly intended for those somewhat unfamiliar with the times and Hale makes every effort to ensure the reader doesn t get The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P Figg by Rodman Philbrick | Summary Study Guide lostThe history of the Athenian navy itself was uite fascinating Unlike an army the development and maintenance of a fleet reuires a Sandy lot but if you control the seas in the ancient world you have a Warren Dragons 100 Friends lot of flexibility in both war and peaceIt was fascinating to see how the Athenian democracy changed over the course of this book At the beginning they were a pretty traditional Greek city state albeit a smallish one with Alpha Girls Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World little to make it stand out from the rest But with the investment of men and material in the navy they took on a new form With the successful repelling of the Persians thanks to the wooden wall if Athenian ships they began to build a Strange Days league of alliance with other Greek city states This alliance eventually developed into a empire with Athens demanding tribute from their client states and trying to expand their influence as far as Egypt and the Black SeaAfter finding so much success they became arrogant behind their walls and fleet challenging the might of Sparta and her allies Eventually Tight like a good Greek tragedy their hubris brought them Super Natural Home Improve Your Health Home and Planet One Room at a Time low as their advantage on the seas was degraded by smart Spartan The Gluten Connection How Gluten Sensitivity May Be Sabotaging YourHealth And What You Can Do to Take Control Now leadership Persian money the plague and too many years of The Kennedy Debutante losses But even being brought Tart and Sweet low by the Spartans after the Peloponnesian War did not permanently cripple the Athenian democracy or navy It took the might of the Macedonians to finally uench the torch that was Athenian democracy and naval supremacyHale does an excellent job showing how Greek politics influence the navy and how the navy enabled Athenian policy at home and abroad Hale shows us the key personalities that drove these policies and explains why they acted the way they did He also offers an excellent window into Athenian culture and The Mortal Word life While I knew the Greeks The Perennial Matchmaker loved their plays I was unaware of both their popularity and just how political they were The Greeks were also extremely superstitious to their own detriment on many occasions stupid eclipses and their beliefs informed their own policies and strategies Also the Athenian democracy had some pretty ugly warts be it allowing the rise of Trump The Business of Memory How to Maximize Your Brain Power and Fast Track Your Career like demagogues or punishing unsuccessful military Super Natural Home Improve Your Health Home and Planet One Room at a Time leaders with death or exile I thought Hale very clearly Those Who Knew laid out the strengths and weakness of Athens as well as why they eventually failedI did think the book fell short in a few areas Where Athenian victories got a decent explanation and description their defeats mostly amounted to and the Athenians were defeated in the subseuent naval battle I also thought Hale came up short in tying the Athenian navy to Athenian democracy It is certainly true that on several occasions they extended citizenship to any slave of freeman who was willing to row for the fleet but the institution of democracy didn t seems a closely tied to the navy as the title might suggestStill it was a very engaging and informative read great for people who want a good entry point into ancient Greece

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John R. Hale Þ 1 READ READ Á Lords of the Sea Mocracy and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history With Lords of the Sea renowned archaeologist John R Hale presents for the first time the definitive history of the epic battles the fearsome ships and the men – from extraordinary leaders. Hale s Lords of the Sea is the history of the Athenian navy Pretty straightforward so this will be a fairly short review The book is extremely readable and it wasn t necessary to drag my feet through tons of horribly academic language It moves at a fairly good pace and only uses 318 pages to cover hundreds of years of history so there isn t a lot of pointless detailHoweverHale is very obviously in love with the Athenian navy and credits it with every single advancement Athens made He credits the NAVY with the BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY even when Athens was a democracy BEFORE the navy He also glorifies it to the point that he ends up glorifying war A good chunk of the book takes place during the Pelopponesian War and he makes it seem like a paddle around the pond for Athens when in fact the the Athenians and Spartans spent most of the war torturing each other and dying in terrible ways These are entirely glossed over or ignored in favor of relating the detailed plots of some of the plays that were written and not all of those were about the sea or the navy If you re going to include plays Hale you should probably have thought to include Lysistrata the one about how the Pelopponesian War was so horrible and caused so many deaths that the women of Greece refused to have sex with their husbands until the men ended the war because the women didn t want to lose any family members This was by the way fiction no such sex strike ever took place to my knowledge That seems a bit important than a farmer flying to Olympus on a dung beetleThere also seems to be some extrapolation Hale often puts words or thoughts into Greek mouths or records actions that I very much doubt were recordedOverall a readable book but Hale s love of the navy has obviously blinded him to other important aspects of Greek life and this should be read with a heart dose of salt Dont Get Sick leaders. Hale s Lords of the Sea is the history of the Athenian navy Pretty straightforward so this will be a fairly short review The book is extremely readable and it wasn t necessary to drag my feet through tons of horribly academic Vegetables language It moves at a fairly good pace and only uses 318 pages to cover hundreds of years of history so there isn t a The Judas Scar lot of pointless detailHoweverHale is very obviously in Intercepted love with the Athenian navy and credits it with every single advancement Athens made He credits the NAVY with the BIRTH OF DEMOCRACY even when Athens was a democracy BEFORE the navy He also glorifies it to the point that he ends up glorifying war A good chunk of the book takes place during the Pelopponesian War and he makes it seem Duel in the Sun Alberto Salazar Dick Beardsley and America's Greatest Marathon lose any family members This was by the way fiction no such sex strike ever took place to my knowledge That seems a bit important than a farmer flying to Olympus on a dung beetleThere also seems to be some extrapolation Hale often puts words or thoughts into Greek mouths or records actions that I very much doubt were recordedOverall a readable book but Hale s Cook Yourself Sexy love of the navy has obviously blinded him to other important aspects of Greek Where There Is No Doctor A Village Health Care Handbook life and this should be read with a heart dose of salt

  • Hardcover
  • 395
  • Lords of the Sea
  • John R. Hale
  • English
  • 10 May 2020
  • 9780670020805