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Battles and Battlefields of Ancient Greece

A Guide to their History, Topography and Archaeology

By C Butera Jacob, Matthew Sears A



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Greece was the scene of some of the most evocative and decisive battles in the ancient world. This volume brings together the ancient evidence and modern scholarship on twenty battlefields throughout Greece. It is a handy resource for visitors of every level of experience, from the member of a guided tour to the veteran military historian. The introductory chapter outlines some of the most pressing and interesting issues in the study of Ancient Greek battles and battlefields and offers a crash course on ancient warfare. Twenty lively chapters explore battlefields selected for both their historical importance and their inspiring sites. In addition to accessible overviews of each battle, this book provides all the information needed for an intellectually and aesthetically rewarding visit, including transport and travel details, museum overviews, and further reading. AUTHORS: Dr C. Jacob Butera is an assistant professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He writes on the ancient military and commemoration, and has taught and travelled extensively in Greece, Italy, and the Mediterranean. Dr Matthew A. Sears is an associate professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He writes on ancient history and culture, and has taught and travelled extensively in Greece and the Mediterranean. 58 photographs, 60 maps

Product code: 9781783831869

ISBN 9781783831869
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
No. Of Pages 336
Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
A guide to ancient battlefields of Greece covering 20 battles from Marathon in 390 BC to Actium in 31 BC