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The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare

Volume 1. Greece, The Hellenistic World and the Rise of Rome

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Victor Davis Hanson, Simon Hornblower, Michael Whitby, Jonathan Hall, Peter Hunt, Peter Krentz, Everett Wheeler, Barry Strauss, Vincent Gabrielsen, Hans van Wees, Richard Billows, Nicholas V. Sekunda, Jonathan Roth, Philip Sabin, Philip de Souza, John Serrati, J.E. Lendon
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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521782739

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  • Warfare was the single biggest preoccupation of historians in antiquity. In recent decades fresh textual interpretations, numerous new archaeological discoveries and a much broader analytical focus emphasising social, economic, political and cultural approaches have transformed our understanding of ancient warfare. Volume I of this two-volume History reflects these developments and provides a systematic account, written by a distinguished cast of contributors, of the various themes underlying the warfare of the Greek world from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period and of Early and Middle Republican Rome. For each broad period developments in troop-types, equipment, strategy and tactics are discussed. These are placed in the broader context of developments in international relations and the relationship of warfare to both the state and wider society. Numerous illustrations, a glossary and chronology, and information about the authors mentioned supplement the text. This will become the primary reference work for specialists and non-specialists alike.

    • Provides a comprehensive survey of warfare in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds accessible to the non-specialist
    • Reflects the most up-to-date approaches to the topic, in particular the social and economic dimensions of warfare and the experience of battle
    • Written by a distinguished international team of editors and contributors
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    "The book is very comprehensive and a welcome starting point in approaching ancient military studies. The editors as well as the authors can be congratulated on their efforts in producing this important reference work." --BCMR

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521782739
    • length: 694 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 10 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: the historiography of ancient warfare:
    1. The modern historiography of ancient warfare Victor Davis Hanson
    2. Warfare in ancient literature: the paradox of war Simon Hornblower
    3. Reconstructing ancient warfare Michael Whitby
    Part I. Archaic and Classical Greece:
    4. International relations Jonathan Hall
    5. Military forces Peter Hunt
    6. War Peter Krentz
    7. Combat. (1) Land battles Everett Wheeler
    (2) Naval combat and sieges Barry Strauss
    8. Warfare and the state Vincent Gabrielsen
    9. War and society Hans van Wees
    Part II. The Hellenistic World and the Roman Republic:
    10. International relations Richard Billows
    11. Military forces Nicholas V. Sekunda
    12. War Jonathan Roth
    13. Combat. (1) Land battles Philip Sabin
    (2) Naval battles and sieges Philip de Souza
    14. Warfare and the state John Serrati
    15. War and society J. E. Lendon
    Chronological table
    List of ancient authors.

  • Editors

    Philip Sabin, King's College London
    PHILIP SABIN is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. His main academic interest concerns the analytical modelling of conflict, and he is the author of Lost Battles: Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World (2007) and co-editor (with Tim Cornell and Boris Rankov) of The Second Punic War: A Reappraisal (1996). He teaches and writes about the strategy and tactics of warfare from ancient times to the twenty-first century.

    Hans van Wees, University College London
    HANS VAN WEES is Professor of Ancient History at University College London. He is the author of Status Warriors: War, Violence and Society in Homer and History (1992) and Greek Warfare: Myths and Realities (2004) and editor of War and Violence in Ancient Greece (2000). He has co-edited (with Nick Fisher) Archaic Greece: New Approaches and New Evidence (1998), (with Egbert Bakker and Irene de Jong) Brill's Companion to Herodotus (2002) and (with Kurt Raaflaub) A Companion to Archaic Greece (forthcoming).

    Michael Whitby, University of Warwick
    MICHAEL WHITBY is Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He is the co-editor of Volume XIV of The Cambridge Ancient History (2001) and author of Rome at War, AD 293-696 (2002) as well as several articles on late Roman warfare, and has made several television appearances talking about ancient warfare from the Graeco-Persian Wars to the collapse of the Roman Empire.


    Victor Davis Hanson, Simon Hornblower, Michael Whitby, Jonathan Hall, Peter Hunt, Peter Krentz, Everett Wheeler, Barry Strauss, Vincent Gabrielsen, Hans van Wees, Richard Billows, Nicholas V. Sekunda, Jonathan Roth, Philip Sabin, Philip de Souza, John Serrati, J.E. Lendon

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