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War and Society in the Greek World

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War and Society in the Greek World by Rich; JOHN, 9780415066433
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  • ISBN: 9780415066433 | 0415066433
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/28/1993
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The contributors toWar and Society in the Greek Worldtake an innovative look at Greek warfare, viewing it as a species of social action, having both economic and cultural consequences. Among the topics addressed are the effects of booty, slavery, and other profits of war on Greek society, pre impact of war on rural areas, the often blurred boundaries between war and other forms of violence such as piracy, and the prominence of war imagery in the literature and sculpture of the period. The volume ranges over several time periods--from Homeric times to the age of the Greek city-states and finally on to the kingdoms of Alexander the Great and his successors. The result of papers presented at the Leicester-Nottingham Ancient History seminar, this collection of essays will be a refreshing addition to the field of classical warfare studies.


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