Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

Presented with the kind permission of C-SPAN and Hillsdale College

Author and military historian Victor Davis Hanson talks about his book, A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, published by Random House.

The book chronicles the 27-year battle fought around 400 B.C. between Athens and Sparta.

Mr. Hanson draws some parallels between the Greek war and the wars of today, including the present war in Iraq. The author also chronicles the events that led up to the war as well as the war’s aftermath.

Mr. Hanson recites the history of the war and the changes in strategy and the innovations that were developed. He talked about why this war has remained historically important.

After his main presentation he answers questions from members of the audience.