Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Smithsonian History of Warfare)

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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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The history of warfare in Ancient Greece: the foundation of ¿the western way of war¿

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