War in the Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History

  • Publish Date: 2005-02-11
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Angelos Chaniotis
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Exploiting the abundant primary sources available, this book examines the diverse ways in which war shaped the Hellenistic world.


  • An overview of war and society in the Hellenistic world.
  • Highlights the interdependence of warfare and social phenomena.
  • Covers a wide range of topics, including social conditions as causes of war, the role of professional warriors, the discourse of war in Hellenistic cities, the budget of war, the collective memory of war, and the aesthetics of war.
  • Draws on the abundance of primary sources available.


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