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War and Violence in Ancient Greece

War and Violence in Ancient Greece

Edited by: Hans van Wees | Contributions by: Paul Beston, Susan Deacy, Nick Fisher, Victor Davis Hanson

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The study of Greek warfare should involve much more than reconstructing the experience of combat or revisiting the great wars of the classical period. Here, a distinguished cast of international scholars explores beyond the usual thematic and chronological boundaries. Ranging from the heroes of Homer to the kings and cities of the hellenistic age, the contributors set war in the context of other forms of Greek violence, private and public. At every turn they challenge received ideas about the causes and conduct of war, its development and its place in Greek society and culture.

Author Info

Hans van Wees has published numerous papers on the military and social history of Archaic Greece. He is the author of Status Warriors: War, Violence and Society in Homer and History, and editor (with Nick Fisher) of Archaic Greece: New Evidence and New Approaches.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Classical Press of Wales
Publisher: Classical Press of Wales

ISBN: 9781905125340
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2000
Number of Pages: 389
Height: 231
Width: 155
Illustrations: black & white illustrations, figures

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