From Melos to My Lai
A Study in Violence, Culture and Social Survival
By (author) Lawrence A. Tritle
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From Melos to My Lai by Lawrence A. Tritle
Book DescriptionFrom Melos to My Lai presents an erudite, provocative and moving analysis of the accounts of violence in the literature and history of ancient Greece and in the film literature and veterans' accounts of the Vietnam War. This comparative investigation examines the nature of violence, its impact on society and culture, especially as reflected from the perspective of the survivors. The survivors include not only actual combatants, but those with whom they interact: their comrades, their wives and children, families and society as a whole. From Melos to My Lai provides a unique contribution to the study of the impact of violence on its participants and its audience which combines an examination of the artistic representations of violence and the real-life accounts of those involved in it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415217576
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lawrence A. Tritle
Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World, Hardback (March 2013)
This Oxford Handbook gathers 38 leading historians to describe, analyze, and interpret warfare and its effects in classical Greece and Rome.
New History of the Peloponnesian War, Paperback (November 2009)
This stimulating new study provides a narrative of the monumental conflict of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, and examines the realities of the war and its effects on the average Athenian. The book offers an original interpretation of how and why the war began, and challenges the approach of Thucydides in his account of the war.
Alexander the Great, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Lawrence A. Tritle
Alexander the Great has been studied and reinterpreted in every culture, from the great thinkers of the Hellenistic age to twenty-first century Hollywood. Alexander the Great: A New History offers an innovative treatment of one of history's most famous figures.
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