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Makers of ancient strategy : from the Persian wars to the fall of Rome

Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy demonstrates that the military thinking and policies of the ancient Greeks and Romans remain surprisingly relevant for understanding conflict  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Davis Hanson
ISBN: 9780691137902 0691137900
OCLC Number: 435711006
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Classics/Ancient Hist) 2010
Description: x, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Persia with love : propaganda and imperial overreach in the Greco-Persian Wars / Tom Holland --
Pericles, Thucydides, and the defense of empire / Donald Kagan --
Why fortifications endure : A case study of the walls of Athens during the classical period / David L. Berkey --
Epaminondas the Theban and the doctrine of preemptive war / Victor Davis Hanson --
Alexander the Great, nation building, and the creation and maintenance of empire / Ian Worthington --
Urban warfare in the classical Greek world / John W.I. Lee --
Counterinsurgency and the enemies of Rome / Susan Mattern --
Slave wars of Greece and Rome / Barry Strauss --
Julius Caesar and the general as state / Adrian Goldsworthy --
Holding the line : frontier defense and the later Roman Empire / Peter J. Heather.
Responsibility: edited and Introduced by Victor Davis Hanson.

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Explores the facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. Ranging from the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, this title demonstrates that the  Read more...

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