This authoritative volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600BC and AD 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilisation to the fall of Ravenna and the eventual decline of the Roman Empire. The book is also, of course, about the great military commanders, such as Alexander and Julius Caesar – men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the world’s military academies.
This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece’s greatest inventions: democratic government.
Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of vital issues in Greek democracy.
Covers democracy’s origins, growth and essential nature.
Raises questions of continuing interest.
Combines ancient texts in translation and recent scholarly articles.
Invites the reader into a process of historical investigation.
Contains maps, a glossary and an index.