The battle of Arginusae and the president’s dilemma

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By Stelios Orphanides

THE Athenian victory over Sparta in the sea battle of Arginusae in 406 BC was decisive. It could also have allowed Athens to emerge victorious from the Peloponnesian war which stretched for almost three decades. After all, the Spartan fleet of 120 warships was literally scattered with the Athenians, who fielded a force of 155 ships, sinking or capturing 70 enemy vessels against a loss of 25 own ships.

But while just like in the battle of Cyzicus four years before –when the Athenians again carrying the day after wiping out the Spartan fleet...


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The battle of Arginusae and the president’s dilemma


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