War and Society in the Greek World

1st Edition

Dr John Rich, John Rich, Graham Shipley

Routledge
Published June 29, 1995
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9780415121668 - CAT# RU13434
Series: Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society

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Summary

The role of warfare is central to our understanding of the ancient Greek world. In this book and the companion work, War and Society in the Roman World, the wider social context of war is explored. This volume examines its impact on Greek society from Homeric times to the age of Alexander and his successors and discusses the significance of the causes and profits of war, the links between war, piracy and slavery, and trade, and the ideology of warfare in literature and sculpture.

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