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This brilliant account covers a millennium of Greek warfare. With specially commissioned battle maps and vivid 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, Demosthenes—who each faced his opponent in battle, armed with spear and shield.
  • Unsurpassed military theories that still influence the structure of armies and the military today.

Synopsis:

< p> This brilliant account covers a millennium of Greek warfare. With specially commissioned battle maps and vivid 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. < /p> < ul> < p> < li> Development of the Greek city-state and the rivalries of Athens and Sparta.< /li> < /p> < p> < li> Rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the Western world.< /li> < /p> < p> < li> Famous thinkers& #8212; Sophocles, Socrates, Demosthenes& #8212; who each faced his opponent in battle, armed with spear and shield.< /li> < /p> < p> < li> Unsurpassed military theories that still influence the structure of armies and the military today.< /li> < /p> < /ul>

About the Author

Victor Davis Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, has written or edited thirteen books including Mexifornia, Ripples of Battle, and Carnage and Culture. He lives near Selma, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061142086
Author:
Hanson, Victor Davis
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Editor:
Keegan, John
Author:
by Victor Davis Hanson
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History, military
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Greece
Subject:
Greece - History, Military - To 146 B.C
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Smithsonian History of Warfare
Publication Date:
20061212
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.74x5.20x.64 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , < p> This brilliant account covers a millennium of Greek warfare. With specially commissioned battle maps and vivid 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. < /p> < ul> < p> < li> Development of the Greek city-state and the rivalries of Athens and Sparta.< /li> < /p> < p> < li> Rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenization of the Western world.< /li> < /p> < p> < li> Famous thinkers& #8212; Sophocles, Socrates, Demosthenes& #8212; who each faced his opponent in battle, armed with spear and shield.< /li> < /p> < p> < li> Unsurpassed military theories that still influence the structure of armies and the military today.< /li> < /p> < /ul>
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