Myth and Realities
By (author) Hans van Wees
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Greek Warfare by Hans van Wees
Book DescriptionFrom the soldier's-eye view of combat to the broad social and economic structures which shaped campaigns and wars, ancient Greek warfare in all its aspects has been studied more intensively in the last few decades than ever before. This book ranges from the concrete details of conducting raids, battles and sieges to more theoretical questions about the causes, costs, and consequences of warfare in archaic and classical Greece. It argues that the Greek sources present a highly selective and idealised picture, too easily accepted by most modern scholars, and that a more critical study of the evidence leads to radically different conclusions about the Greek way of war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715629673
(235mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans van Wees
Ships and Silver, Taxes and Tribute, Paperback (September 2015)
The first book to approach the ancient Greek economy along the lines of the "new fiscal history", new in paperback.
Companion to the Archaic Greek World, Paperback (December 2012)
In 31 chapters, this Companion systematically covers the literary and archaeological evidence for all regions of the Greek world and all aspects of archaic Greek society and culture, including their Mediterranean context and the impact of non-Greek cultures on their development.
Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare: Volume 1, Greece, The Hellenistic World and the Rise of Rome, Hardback (December 2007)
First volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of warfare from Archaic Greece to Republican Rome.
Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare: Volume 2, Rome from the Late Republic to the Late Empire, Hardback (December 2007)» View all books by Hans van Wees
Second volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of Roman warfare from the Late Republic to Justinian.
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Author Biography - Hans van Wees
Hans van Wees is Reader in Ancient History at University College London. He is the author of Status Warriors: war, violence, and society in Homer and history, editor of War and Violence in Ancient Greece and joint editor of the Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare.
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