Greeks at War

Greeks at War

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By (author) Philip de Souza

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 246mm x 15mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841768561
  • ISBN 13: 9781841768564
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 973,887

Product description

Exploring the events that inspired the movie blockbuster Alexander the Great, this book examines the rise and fall of the great Empires of the Classical world. The leaders, battles and military technologies that dominated the wars between Greece and Persia, Alexander's conquests and the Greek civil wars are all examined in detail, and their historical significance is discussed. This book contains material previously published in Essential Histories volumes 26, 27 and 36, as well as a new chapter focusing on the modern treatment of Ancient Greece in film and theatre.

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Author information

Dr Philip de Souza FRHistS studied History and Classics at Royal Holloway College, London. He is the author of numerous articles and essays on Greek and Roman history, a contributor to the forthcoming Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare, and is currently finishing a book on Ancient Naval Warfare, to be published by Routledge. He is Lecturer in Classics at University College Dublin. Waldemar Heckel is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Calgary. He has written numerous articles on the history of Alexander the Great, and his latest publication is 'Livy: The Dawn of the Roman Empire' for Oxford World's Classics (2000).

Table of contents

Foreword; Part I: The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC; Part II: The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC; Part III: The Wars of Alexander the Great 336-323 BC; Bibliography; Appendix: Representation of the Ancient Greeks in film and theatre; Index