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A Military History of Ancient Greece: An Authoritative Account of the…
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"A fascinating exploration of Greek military and political history from the collapse of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations to the time of Alexander the Great. The story of the rise and fall of the Athenian Empire and the rule of Sparta, with in-depth biographies of key figures such as Cleisthenes and Themistocles, champions of democracy, and the first military historians Herodotus and Thucydides. Discover the personal and political ambitions of great generals, including Pericles and Leonidas, whose ideals helped create one of the world's most influential cultures. Detailed accounts of armies and battle campaigns during the Persian Wars, at Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea and more." --Back cover.
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