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Author Hanson, Victor Davis.

Title Warfare and agriculture in classical Greece / Victor Davis Hanson
Edition Revised edition
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 281 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Introduction; PART ONE: THE ATTACK ON AGRICULTURE; 1. Military Organization; 2. The Methods of Agricultural Destruction; PART TWO: THE DEFENSE OF AGRICULTURE; 3. Fortification; 4. Evacuation; 5. Sorties; PART THREE: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVASTATION; 6. The Devastation of Attica during the Peloponnesian War; Conclusion; Appendix: The Vocabulary of Agricultural Devastation; Select Bibliography; Updated Commentary and Bibliography; General Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N
Summary The ancient Greeks were for the most part a rural, not an urban, society. And for much of the Classical period, war was more common than peace. Almost all accounts of ancient history assume that farming and fighting were critical events in the lives of the citizenry. Yet never before have we had a comprehensive modern study of the relationship between agriculture and warfare in the Greek world. In this completely revised edition of Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece, Victor Davis Hanson provides a systematic review of Greek agriculture and warfare and describes the relationship betwee
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-251) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agriculture -- Defense measures -- Greece -- History.
War damage, Industrial -- Greece -- History.
Attikē (Greece) -- History.
Greece -- History -- Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520921755 (electronic bk.)
0585154856 (electronic bk.)
9780520921757 (electronic bk.)
9780585154855 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(paperback: alk. paper)