Exploiting the abundant primary sources available, this book examines the diverse ways in which war shaped the Hellenistic world. It presents an overview of war and society in the Hellenistic world. It highlights the interdependence of warfare and social phenomena. It covers a wide range of topics, including social conditions as causes of war, the role of professional warriors, the discourse of war in Hellenistic cities, the budget of war, the collective memory of war, and the aesthetics of war. It draws on the abundance of primary sources available.
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Author Biography - Prof. Dr. Angelos Chaniotis
Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Heidelberg. He is the author of Historie und Historiker in den griechischen Inschriften (1988), Die Vertrage zwischen kretischen Stadten in der hellenistischen Zeit (1996) as well as numerous articles on Hellenistic and Roman history and Greek epigraphy. Together with P. Ducrey he has edited Army and Power in the Ancient World (2002).