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The Ancient Greeks at War

Louis Rawlings


The ancient Greeks experienced war in many forms. By land and by sea, they conducted raids, ambushes, battles and sieges; they embarked on campaigns of intimidation, conquest and annihilation; they fought against fellow Greeks and non-Greeks. Drawing on literary, epigraphic and archaeological material, this wide-ranging synthesis looks at the practicalities of Greek warfare and its wider social ramifications. Alongside discussions of the nature and role of battle, logistics, strategy and equipment are examinations of other fundamentals of war: religious and economic factors, militarism and mar ... More

Keywords: ancient Greeks, war, raids, ambushes, battles, sieges, intimidation, conquest, annihilation, militarism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719056574
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Rawlings, author