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- DescriptionThe epic true story ofThemistocles and the Battle of Salamis, and arousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. With Lords of the Sea, rewned 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 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.
- Author BiographyJohn R. Hale studied at Yale and Cambridge before embarking on an archaeological career that includes extensive underwater searches for ancient warships. He has written for Antiquity, Journal of Roman Archaeology, and Scientific American and has been profiled by NPR and The New York Times. He has also been featured in documentaries broadcast by The Discovery Channel and The History Channel. He is currently the director of liberal studies at the University of Louisville.
- Author(s)John R. Hale
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication26/04/2010
- SubjectAncient History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Putnam Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps, figures
- Weight349 g
- Width137 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine24 mm
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