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Land Battles in 5th Century BC Greece: A History and Analysis of 173 Engagements

Land Battles in 5th Century BC Greece: A History and Analysis of 173 Engagements

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By (author) Fred Eugene Ray

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  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 323 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Jefferson, NC
  • ISBN 10: 0786467738
  • ISBN 13: 9780786467730
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 1,026,903

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In the 5th century B.C., Greece was a patchwork country of small, independent city-states whose tendency to fight each other was offset only by strong ties to common cultural elements such as language and a unique style of warfare. While surviving myths emphasize heroics and honor, the reality of ancient Greek warfare was that of regular men dealing with everyday problems. Relying heavily on primary sources such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Plutarch, this volume provides the first-ever tactical level survey of all Greek land engagements which occurred during the 5th century B.C., a seminal period in the history of western warfare.

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