War and Violence in Ancient Greece

War and Violence in Ancient Greece


Edited by Hans Van Wees, Contributions by Paul Beston, Contributions by Susan Deacy, Contributions by Reader in Ancient History Nick Fisher, Contributions by Professor of Classical Languages Victor Davis Hanson, Contributions by Professor of Classics and Grote Professor of Ancient History University College London Simon Hornblower

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  • Publisher: Classical Press of Wales
  • Format: Paperback | 389 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 25mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 16 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Swansea
  • ISBN 10: 1905125348
  • ISBN 13: 9781905125340
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 827,680

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The study of Greek warfare should involve much more than reconstructing the experience of combat or revisiting the great wars of the classical period. Here, a distinguished cast of international scholars explores beyond the usual thematic and chronological boundaries. Ranging from the heroes of Homer to the kings and cities of the hellenistic age, the contributors set war in the context of other forms of Greek violence, private and public. At every turn they challenge received ideas about the causes and conduct of war, its development and its place in Greek society and culture.

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Hans van Wees has published numerous papers on the military and social history of Archaic Greece. He is the author of Status Warriors: War, Violence and Society in Homer and History, and editor (with Nick Fisher) of Archaic Greece: New Evidence and New Approaches.