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  1. Thucydidean Sieges, Prosopitis, and the Hellenic Disaster in Egypt.Eric W. Robinson - 1999 - Classical Antiquity 18 (1):132-152.
    This paper reexamines the long-standing problem of the nature and magnitude of the catastrophic Hellenic expedition to Egypt c. 460-454. An uneasy scholarly consensus posits that many fewer than the 200 triremes implied by Thucydides were involved in the momentous defeat, yet the arguments employed by proponents and detractors of this hypothesis have not been decisive. This paper attempts to develop a better understanding of the final stages of the campaign in order to settle the question of losses. Thucydides offers (...)
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