Ambush: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare

Ambush: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare


By (author) Rose Mary Sheldon


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  • Publisher: FRONTLINE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 32mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Barnsley
  • ISBN 10: 1848325924
  • ISBN 13: 9781848325920
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 733,620

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There are two images of warfare that dominate Greek history. The better known is that of Achilles, the Homeric hero skilled in face-to-face combat to the death. He is a warrior who is outraged by deception on the battlefield. The alternative model, equally Greek and also taken from Homeric epic, is Odysseus, the man of twists and turns of The Odyssey. To him, winning by stealth, surprise or deceit was acceptable.

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