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Makers of Ancient Strategy

From The Persian Wars To The Fall Of Rome

By Victor Davis (EDT) Hanson

In this prequel to the now-classic Makers of Modern Strategy, Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, gathers prominent thinkers to explore key facets of warfare, strategy, and foreign policy in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy demonstrates that the military thinking and policies of the ancient Greeks and Romans remain surprisingly relevant for understanding conflict in the modern world.

The book reveals that much of the organized violence witnessed today--such as counterterrorism, urban fighting, insurgencies, preemptive war, and ethnic cleansing--has ample precedent in the classical era. The book examines the preemption and unilateralism used to instill democracy during Epaminondas's great invasion of the Peloponnesus in 369 BC, as well as the counterinsurgency and terrorism that characterized Rome's battles with insurgents such as Spartacus, Mithridates, and the Cilician pirates. The collection looks at the urban warfare that became increasingly common as more battles were fought within city walls, and follows the careful tactical strategies of statesmen as diverse as Pericles, Demosthenes, Alexander, Pyrrhus, Caesar, and Augustus. Makers of Ancient Strategy shows how Greco-Roman history sheds light on wars of every age. In addition to the editor, the contributors are David L. Berkey, Adrian Goldsworthy, Peter J. Heather, Tom Holland, Donald Kagan, John W. I. Lee, Susan Mattern, Barry Strauss, and Ian Worthington.

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Format: Book
Author: Hanson, Victor Davis (EDT)
Title: Makers of ancient strategy : from the Persian wars to the fall of Rome / edited and Introduced by Victor Davis Hanson.
Publisher Date: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010.
Subject: Military art and science -- History -- To 500 Military history, Ancient
Isbn: 0691137900 9780691137902
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Format: Book
Author: Hanson, Victor Davis (EDT)
Title: Makers of ancient strategy : from the Persian wars to the fall of Rome / edited and Introduced by Victor Davis Hanson.
Publisher, Date: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010.
Description: x, 265 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Military art and science -- History -- To 500
Subjects: Military history, Ancient
Other Author: Hanson, Victor Davis
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: From Persia with love : propaganda and imperial overreach in the Greco-Persian Wars / Tom Holland -- Pericles, Thucydides, and the defense of empire / Donald Kagan -- Why fortifications endure : A case study of the walls of Athens during the classical period / David L. Berkey -- Epaminondas the Theban and the doctrine of preemptive war / Victor Davis Hanson -- Alexander the Great, nation building, and the creation and maintenance of empire / Ian Worthington -- Urban warfare in the classical Greek world /John W. I. Lee -- Counterinsurgency and the enemies of Rome / Susan Mattern -- Slave wars of Greece and Rome / Barry Strauss -- Julius Caesar and the general as state -- Adrian Goldsworthy -- Holding the line : frontier defense and the later Roman Empire-- Peter J. Heather.
LCCN: 2009034732
ISBN: 0691137900
ISBN: 9780691137902
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Call Number: 355.40901 Han