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Greek Warfare: Myths and Realities
by Hans van Wees
Binding: Paperback, 349 pages
Publisher: Duckworth Publishers
Weight: 1.32 pound
Dimension: H: 1.18 x L: 9.21 x W: 5.98 inches
ISBN 10: 0715629670
ISBN 13: 9780715629673
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Book Description:
From the soldier s eye view of combat to the broad social and economic structures which shaped campaigns and wars, ancient Greek warfare in all its aspects has been studied more intensively in the last few decades than ever before. This book ranges from the concrete details of conducting raids, battles and sieges to more theoretical questions about the causes, costs and consequences of warfare in archaic and classical Greece. It argues that the Greek sources present a highly selective and idealized picture, too easily accepted by most modern scholars, and that a more critical study of the evidence leads to radically different conclusions about the Greek way of war.


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