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Essential Histories Specials #5: The Greeks at War: From Athens to Alexanderby Philip De Souza
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Inspiring generations of poets, novelists, scriptwriters and scholars, the rise and fall of the great Empires of the Classical world is an enthralling story of passion and conquest. The leaders, battles and military technologies that dominated the wars between Greece and Persia, and Alexander's conquests are all examined in detail in this book, and their historical significance is discussed. The appendix focuses on the modern treatment of Ancient Greece in film, including behind-the-scenes insights into the filming of battle scenes for Oliver Stone's epic movie, Alexander. This volume combines material previously published as Essential Histories 36, 27 and 26, with a new foreword by renowned historian and author Victor Davis Hanson, and new material on the Wars of the Successors.
Exploring the events that inspired 2004's movie blockbusters Troy and Alexander, this book examines the rise and fall of the great Empires of the Classical world. The key military leaders, battles and technologies of the period are all examined in detail, and their historical significance is discussed.
About the Author
Dr Philip de Souza FRHistS is the author of numerous articles and essays on Greek and Roman history, and Lecturer in Classics at University College Dublin. Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. He has written numerous articles on the history of Alexander the Great. Victor Davis Hanson is a Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and is author of some 16 books on Greek and military history. He is currently a columnist for National Review Online. Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones is a lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at Exeter University. He works and publishes on Greek socio-cultural history, particularly the reception of antiquity in the arts and modern popular culture. He has recently worked as a historical advisor on Oliver Stone's movie "Alexander".
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