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The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece by [Victor Davis Hanson]

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About the Author:
Victor Davis Hanson is Professor of Classical Languages and coordinator of the Classical Studies Program at California State University in Fresno. He is the author of Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece and editor of a forthcoming book, Hoplites: The Ancient Greek Battle Experience.
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"A small masterpiece of style and scholarship." -- The Economist

"Enthralling. . . . One closes this book wishing that its final verdict was as well known as more familiar tenets of Greek wisdom." -- Christopher Hitchens, Newsday

"[Hanson's] vivid style and meticulous combing of the ancient literary, archaeological, and epigraphical sources have produced a near masterpiece of historical imagination and reconstruction. . . . Masterful and gripping." -- Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"[Hanson] has opened up a whole new way of looking at classical Greek war-fare. . . . The study of Greek warfare can never be quite the same again." -- Journal of Hellenic Studies
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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00C8S9UV2
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf; 1st edition (May 1, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 1, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2609 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 203 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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    4.4 out of 5 stars 124 ratings

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Victor Davis Hanson is Professor of Greek and Director of the Classics Program at California State University, Fresno. He is the author or editor of many books, including Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom (with John Heath, Free Press, 1998), and The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999). In 1992 he was named the most outstanding undergraduate teacher of classics in the nation.

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Scorchio
3.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking book about ancient Greek warfare that is ultimately uncovincing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 1, 2018
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David W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably good. Visceral look at infantry battle, like nothing I've read previously.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The way we were
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