War and Violence in Ancient Greece

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Author  Hans Van Wees
Publisher  Classical Press of Wales
Publication Date   January 16, 2009
ISBN  1905125348
Pages  320

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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 international cast of 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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