Western warfare as we understand it today has its foundations in the warfare of the ancient Greeks. Regardless of terrain or troop strength, ancient Greek armies historically maintained battlefield superiority. This volume covers the development of warfare in Greece from the heroic age of city-states to the coming of Rome. It looks at the social, cultural and economic background of warmaking, giving dramatic descriptions of encounters on the battlefield. Tracking the history of the hoplite and the phalanx from the citizen militia to Philip, the Greek who shifted the military stance from defensive to offensive and concludes with his son Alexander the Great, whose career and legacy are infamous.
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The history of warfare in Ancient Greece from the heroic age of the city-states to Alexander the Great.About the Author:
Victor Davis Hanson is Professor of Classics at California State University. His particular interest is in the military history of the Greek city-states, and his books have revolutionized the study of the subject.
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Descrizione libro Cassell, 1999. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0304352225
Descrizione libro Cassell, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0304352225
Descrizione libro Cassell, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0304352225
Descrizione libro Cassell, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110304352225