The Western Way of War

The Western Way of War : Infantry Battle in Classical Greece

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The ancient Greeks perfected the art of war, rejecting ambush, crop devastation, ritual conflict, or combat between heroes for a ferocious, brutal and very destructive head-on clash between armed men of all ages and from every part of the polis. This study draws on the evidence of poetry, drama, vases and historical records to reveal the infantryman's views on the armour and weapons he used, the commanders and causes he served, and the horror of the wounds he was likely to receive.show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 45.36g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • bibliography, index
  • 0195065883
  • 9780195065886

About Victor Davis Hanson

About the Author Victor Davis Hanson is Professor of Classical Languages and coordinator of the Classical Studies Program at California State University in Fresno. He is the author of Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece and editor of a forthcoming book, Hoplites: The Ancient Greek Battle Experience.show more

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