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  1. Greek Taktika: Ancient Military Writing and its Heritage

    Greek Taktika: Ancient Military Writing and its Heritage: Proceedings of the International Conference on Greek Taktika held at the University of Toruń, 7-11 April 2005 [Paperback]

    Philip Rance (Editor); Nicholas Victor Sekunda (Editor)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9788375312423
    Published by : Akanthina
    Following an extensive introduction by Philip Rance, which surveys the historical development of ancient Greek military writing and the evolution of modern scholarship on this literary tradition, this book presents 15 papers given at a conference ... .... Learn More
  2. The Rise of Athens

    The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization [Paperback]

    Anthony Everitt (Author)

    Regular Price: £14.99

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    ISBN: 9780812984989
    Published by : Random House
    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 of ou... .... Learn More
  3. Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350 - 30 BC

    Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic World 350 - 30 BC [Hardback]

    John D. Grainger (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781473863750
    Published by : Pen & Sword
    Between c.350 BC and 30 BC the Mediterranean world was one in which kings ruled. The exceptions were the Greek cities and Roman Italy. But for most of that period neither of these republican areas was central to events. For the crucial centuries b... .... Learn More
  4. 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
    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
  5. The Plague of War

    The Plague of War: Athens, Sparta, and the Struggle for Ancient Greece [Hardback]

    Jennifer T. Roberts (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780199996643
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta that embroiled all of the Greek world for an entire generation was a war that almost did not happen. Both sides entered it with hesitation, and the fortunes of war swung back and forth so wildl... .... Learn More
  6. 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)

    Regular Price: £26.49

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    ISBN: 9780199985821
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    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
  7. Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation

    Sparta: Rise of a Warrior Nation [Hardback]

    Philip Matyszak (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781473874640
    Published by : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Their contemporaries were fascinated by the Spartans and we still are. They are portrayed as the stereotypical macho heroes: noble, laconic, totally fearless and impervious to discomfort and pain. What makes the study of Sparta so interesting is t... .... Learn More
  8. After Alexander

    After Alexander: The Time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC) [Paperback]

    Edward M. Anson (Editor); Victor Alonso Troncoso (Editor)

    £30.00

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    ISBN: 9781785705120
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    When Alexander the Great died in 323 BC without a chosen successor he left behind a huge empire and ushered in a turbulent period, as his generals fought for control of vast territories. The time of the Successors (Diadochi) is usually defined as ... .... Learn More
  9. Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East

    Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East [Paperback]

    Jim Roy (Editor); Colin Adams (Editor)

    £32.00

    ISBN: 9781785705502
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Leicester Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society
    Volume: 10
    This collection of essays looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. For travel (and the reasons behind it) offers a window on to many features of ancient ... .... Learn More
  10. The Spartan Regime: Its Character Origins and Grand Strategy

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

    Paul A. Rahe (Author)

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    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 Machiavelli... .... Learn More

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