Soldiers & Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity

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August 2006



Sparta, Macedonia, and Rome--how did these nations come to dominate the ancient world? Lendon shows readers that the most successful armies were those that made the most effective use of cultural tradition.


J. E. Lendon teaches history at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Empire of Honour: The Art of Government in the Roman World.


"fast-paced, cunningly constructed and supplied with an eerie final twist... deserves to be read far beyond the confines of university classics departments, because its theme is a universal one: the impulse that drives men to go to war." Sunday Telegraph "Soldiers and Ghosts is one of those rare books that powerfully challenges received opinion and demands attention. At the same time, it is a wonderful read that should hold appeal for any layman with an interest in the Greeks and Romans or simply in the history of warfare." Donald Kagan, author of The Peloponnesian War "In a wide-ranging account that much impressed the judges of the History Today/Longman Book Prize, Jon Lendon provides an arresting study of war and battle in classical antiquity." Jeremy Black, History Today "An excellent starting point for readers interested in the military histories of Greece and Rome." Nicholas E. Efstathiou, Military History "Brilliantly analyzed." William Grimes, New York Times"
EAN: 9780300119794
ISBN: 0300119798
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2006
Seitenanzahl: 468 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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