The Wars of the Ancient Greeks

The Wars of the Ancient Greeks

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by Victor Davis Hanson, John Keegan
     
 

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The Ancient Greeks—who believed that war is the most important thing humans do—bequeathed to the West an incomparable military legacy that still influences the structure of armies and doctrine. Understand the reasons why their unique approach to fighting was so successful and so relentless, its role at the heart of classical culture, the rise of the city

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The Ancient Greeks—who believed that war is the most important thing humans do—bequeathed to the West an incomparable military legacy that still influences the structure of armies and doctrine. Understand the reasons why their unique approach to fighting was so successful and so relentless, its role at the heart of classical culture, the rise of the city state, agrarian duels, the emergence of Athenian and Spartan power, the development of war as a specialized science, and the collapse of Greek warfare after Alexander the Great. 224 pages, 70 color illus., 80 b/w illus., 7 3/4 x 10 3/8.

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William Shepherd
Professor Hanson's account of one of the most significant periods in the history of warfare is at its strongest at levels above the tactical and is highly recommended for that...the text is an absorbing and convincing overview which will enlighten the studies of any reader who is also interested in the finer detail of the period.
Osprey Military Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304352227
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Cassell History of Warfare Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 10.81(h) x 0.99(d)

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