Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

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Paperback. Pub Date: December 2006 Pages: 240 in Publisher: the Harper Perennial This illiant account covers a millennium of Greek warfare With specially commissioned battle maps and vivid for illustrations Victor Davis Hanson takes the reader into the heart of Greek warfare. Classical beliefs . and heroic battles. This colorful portrait of ancient Greek culture explains why their approach to fighting was so ruthless and so successful. Development of the Greek city-state and the rivalries of Athens and Sparta. Rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the Western world. Famous thinkers-Sophocles. Socrates ....

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Western warfare as we understand it today has its foundations in the warfare of the ancient Greeks. This brilliant account, full of unique insights into the warfare of Ancient Greece, covers a millennium of war: from the development of the Greek city-state, to the Persian Wars; from the Peloponnesian War of the late fifth century BC, to the military revolution of the fourth century BC and the end of the citizen militia under Philip, to the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenisation of the western world

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The history of warfare in Ancient Greece from the heroic age of the city-states to Alexander the Great.

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