This book takes a thematic approach that analyses a broad range of military and social aspects of Greek warfare in the period from the Late Bronze Age to Alexander the Great. Topics include: the causes of war, land battles, sieges and naval warfare, as well as the economic, religious, political, and cultural impact of war.
About the Author
Louis Rawlings is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Cardiff
"This is a fine book, which strikes a judicious balance between accessibility and scholarship, covering a much wider range of topics than most books on warfare, and offers an intelligent and original interpretation of its subject."--Hans van Wees, University College London
"A well-written, up to-date and sophisticated survey of Greek warfare before the Macedonian period, with interesting and thought-provoking comments. A thoroughly useful book with lots of insight."--Alan Lloyd, University of Wales, Swansea