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    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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    Greek Warfare
    Myth and Realities
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hans Van Wees
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715629673
    ISBN 10: 0715629670

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC21: 355.020938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 355.00938
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    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    DC22: 355.020938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: U33 .W44 2004
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    Thema V1.0: JW, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    30 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    ""Greek Warfare" is a fresh, highly detailed, comprehensive look at the nature of war, warriors, and warfare in the ancient Greek world from Homeric times to the ascent of Rome...Intended for the very serious student of war in the ancient world, "Greek Warfare "will nevertheless prove rewarding even for the interested layman." - A. A. Nofi, The NYMAS Review