Makers of ancient strategy:From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome

Makers of ancient strategy:From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome

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От издательства: In this prequel to the now classic Makers of Modern Strategy, Victor Davis Hanson, a leading scholar of ancient military history, brings together eminent thinkers to explore the most important aspects of warfare, strategy and of politics in the Greco-Roman world. From the Persian Wars to the final defense of the Roman Empire, Makers of Ancient Strategy shows that the military thinking and politics of the ancient Greeks and Romans remain surprisingly relevant to understanding conflict in the modern world. The book shows that much of the organized violence we experience today - such as counterterrorism, urban fighting, riots, preemptive warfare, and ethnic cleansing - has broad precedents in the classical era. The book examines the preemption and unilateralism that took place during the great invasion of the Peloponnese by Epaminondas in 369 BC The collection deals with the city war, which became more common as more battles were fought within the 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 illuminates wars of all ages. In addition to the publisher, contributors include David L. Berkey, Adrian Goldsworthy, Peter J. Heather, Tom Holland, Donald Kagan, John WI Lee, Susan Mattern, Barry Strauss, and Ian Worthington.

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