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Athenian democracy at war

Author: David Pritchard
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Classical Athens perfected direct democracy. The plays of this ancient Greek state are still staged today. These achievements are rightly revered. Less well known is the other side of this success story. Democratic Athens completely transformed warfare and became a superpower. The Athenian armed forces were unmatched in size and professionalism. This book explores the major reasons behind this military success. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Naval history
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Pritchard
ISBN: 9781108422918 1108422918 9781108435949 1108435947
OCLC Number: 1043190128
Description: xxiv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Athenian democracy at war --
The armed forces --
Naval matters in old comedy --
Costing festivals and wars --
The cost of the Peloponnesian War --
Public finance and war in ancient Greece --
Sport and war --
War and Panhellenic sporting victory.
Responsibility: David M. Pritchard.

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