Greek Warfare: Myth and Realities Hans van Wees

ISBN: 9780715629673

Published: August 19th 2004

Paperback

380 pages


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Greek Warfare: Myth and Realities  by  Hans van Wees

Greek Warfare: Myth and Realities by Hans van Wees
August 19th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 380 pages | ISBN: 9780715629673 | 10.62 Mb

From the soldiers 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 rangesMoreFrom the soldiers 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 idealised 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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