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  1. Women at War in the Classical World

    Women at War in the Classical World [Hardback]

    Paul Chrystal (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781473856608
    Published by : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Paul Chrystal has written the first full length study of women and warfare in the Graeco Roman world. Although the conduct of war was generally monopolized by men, there were plenty of exceptions with women directly involved in its direction and e... .... Learn More
  2. Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History

    Classical Greek Oligarchy: A Political History [Hardback]

    Matthew Simonton (Author)

    £37.95

    ISBN: 9780691174976
    Published by : Princeton University Press
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    Classical Greek Oligarchy thoroughly reassesses an important but neglected form of ancient Greek government, the ""rule of the few."" Matthew Simonton challenges scholarly orthodoxy by showing that oligarchy was not the default mode of politics fr... .... Learn More
  3. Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest

    Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest [Hardback]

    S.N. Jaffe (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9780198716280
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The cause of great power war is a perennial issue for the student of politics. Some 2,400 years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of Athenian power and the fear that this power in... .... Learn More
  4. Athens Burning: The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica

    Athens Burning: The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica [Paperback]

    Robert Garland (Author)

    £13.00

    ISBN: 9781421421964
    Published by : Johns Hopkins University Press
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    Between June 480 and August 479 BC, tens of thousands of Athenians evacuated, following King Xerxes' victory at the Battle of Thermopylae. Abandoning their homes and ancestral tombs in the wake of the invading Persian army, they sought refuge abro... .... Learn More
  5. The Classical Art of Command: Eight Greek Generals Who Shaped the History of Warfare

    The Classical Art of Command: Eight Greek Generals Who Shaped the History of Warfare [Hardback]

    Joseph Roisman (Author)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9780199985821
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    This book uniquely looks at the many facets of Greek generalship through the individual careers of some of the best-known Greek commanders. They include the Spartan king Leonidas, who embodied his countrymen's heroic ethos in the battle of Thermop... .... Learn More
  6. The Rise of Athens

    The Rise of Athens [Hardback]

    Anthony Everitt (Author)

    £20.00

    ISBN: 9781445664767
    Published by : Amberley Publishing
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    The story of Athens is truly intriguing: how did a tiny community of 200,000 citizens manage to give birth to towering geniuses across the range of human endeavour, create one of the greatest civilizations in history, and lay the foundations ... .... Learn More
  7. The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon

    The Cambridge Companion to Xenophon [Paperback]

    Michael A. Flower (Editor)

    £26.99

    ISBN: 9781107652156
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This Companion, the first dedicated to the philosopher and historian Xenophon of Athens, gives readers a sense of why he has held such a prominent place in literary and political culture from antiquity to the present and has been a favourite ... .... Learn More
  8. Democracy in Classical Athens

    Democracy in Classical Athens [Paperback]

    Christopher Carey (Author)

    £14.99

    ISBN: 9781474286367
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    For two centuries classical Athens enjoyed almost uninterrupted democratic government. This was not a parliamentary democracy of the modern sort but a direct democracy in which all citizens were free to participate in the business of government. T... .... Learn More
  9. The Spartan Regime: Its Character Origins and Grand Strategy

    The Spartan Regime: Its Character Origins and Grand Strategy [Hardback]

    Paul A. Rahe (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780300219012
    Published by : Yale University Press
    For centuries, ancient Sparta has been glorified in song, fiction, and popular art. Yet the true nature of a civilization described as a combination of democracy and oligarchy by Aristotle, considered an ideal of liberty in the ages of Machia... .... Learn More
  10. Ctesias' Persica in its Near Eastern Context

    Ctesias' Persica in its Near Eastern Context [Hardback]

    Matt Waters (Author)

    £69.95

    ISBN: 9780299310905
    Published by : University of Wisconsin Press
    Series: Wisconsin Studies in Classics
    The Persica is an extensive history of Assyria and Persia written by the Greek historian Ctesias, who served as a doctor to the Persian king Artaxerxes II around 400 BCE. Written for a Greek readership, the Persica influenced the development of bo... .... Learn More

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