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Land battles in 5th century B.C. Greece : a history and analysis of 173 engagements

Author: Fred Eugene Ray
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 BC, a seminal period in the history of western warfare"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Eugene Ray
ISBN: 9780786435340 0786435348 9780786467730 0786467738
OCLC Number: 173241120
Description: vii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: The Spearmen: Greek Hoplite Warfare (500-401 B.C.) --
Arguing with Socrates: Territorial Disputes, the Ionian Revolt, and the Rise of Sparta and Gela (500-481 B.C.) --
The Strength of Lions: Marathon, Himera, and the Invasion of Greece --
Prelude to Collision: The Pentacontaetia (478-432 B.C.) --
Danger and Glory: The Archidamian War (431-422 B.C.) --
Daring and Destruction: The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Invasion (421-413 B.C.) --
A World at Spear's Length: The Decelean/Ionian War to the End of the 5th Century (413-401 B.C.) --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Land battles in fifth century B.C. Greece
Responsibility: Fred Eugene Ray, Jr.
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