Soldiers and Ghosts A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

ISBN-10: 0300119798

ISBN-13: 9780300119794

Edition: 2006

Authors: J. E. Lendon

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In this major new history of battle from the age of Homer through the decline of the Roman empire, J. E. Lendon surveys a millennium of warfare to discover how militaries change—and don’t change—and how an army’s greatness depends on the way it exploits the past. "Soldiers and Ghostsisone of those rare books that powerfully challenges received opinion and demands attention. At the same time, it is a wonderful read that should hold appeal for any layman with an interest in the Greeks and Romans or simply in the history of warfare."—Donald Kagan, author ofThe Peloponnesian War "An excellent starting point for readers interested in the military histories of Greece and Rome."—Nicholas E. Efstathiou,Military History "Brilliantly analyzed."—William Grimes,New York Times
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.518

List of Maps
List of Figures
The Greeks
Fighting in the Iliad
The Last Hoplite
Two Stubborn Spartans in the Persian War
The Guile of Delium
The Arts of War in the Early Fourth Century BC
Alexander the Great at the Battle of Issus
Hellenistic Warfare (323-31 BC)
The Greeks, Conclusion
The Romans
Early Roman Warfare
The Wrath of Pydna
Caesar's Centurions and the Legion of Cohorts
Scenes from the Jewish War, AD 67-70
Shield Wall and Mask
Julian in Persia, AD 363
The Romans, Conclusion
Author's Note and Acknowledgments
Chronology of Greek and Roman Warfare
List of Abbreviations
Bibliographical Notes
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