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By Fred Eugene Ray

within the fifth century BC, Greece used to be a patchwork kingdom of small, autonomous city-states whose tendency to struggle one another used to be offset merely by means of robust ties to universal cultural components similar to language and a special form of struggle. whereas surviving myths emphasize heroics and honor, the truth of old Greek struggle used to be that of standard males facing daily difficulties. depending seriously on basic resources similar to Herodotus, Thucydides and Plutarch, this quantity presents the first-ever tactical point survey of all Greek land engagements which happened in the course of the fifth century BC, a seminal interval within the historical past of western warfare.These 173 battles diversity from the Ionian insurrection to the Persian Invasion to the nice Peloponnesian struggle which ruled a lot of fifth century Greece. utilizing rigorously researched logical possibilities to increase surviving files, the writer areas each one conflict inside its ancient context and analyzes it that allows you to documenting any major total styles of motion. the result's not just a close learn of every conflict whole with maps and battlefield diagrams, but additionally an outline of common traits in fifth century Greek warfare.

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