Battles and Battlefields of Ancient Greece

A Guide to their History, Topography and Archaeology

C Jacob Butera, Matthew A Sears

Greece was the scene for some of the most evocative and decisive battles in the ancient world. This guide combines the pertinent ancient evidence and modern scholarly work to give a handy guide to twenty battlefields, selected for both their historical importance and the inspiring nature of their sites. After an introductory crash course on ancient
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
58 Photos, 60 Maps
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ISBN : 9781783831869
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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Greece was the scene of some of the most evocative and decisive battles in the ancient world. This volume brings together the ancient evidence and modern scholarship on twenty battlefields throughout Greece. It is a handy resource for visitors of every level of experience, from the member of a guided tour to the veteran military historian.

The introductory chapter outlines some of the most pressing and interesting issues in the study of Ancient Greek battles and battlefields and offers a crash course on ancient warfare. Twenty lively chapters explore battlefields selected for both their historical importance and their inspiring sites. In addition to accessible overviews of each battle, this book provides all the information needed for an intellectually and aesthetically rewarding visit, including transport and travel details, museum overviews, and further reading.

About The Author

Dr C. Jacob Butera is an assistant professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He writes on the ancient military and commemoration, and has taught and travelled extensively in Greece, Italy, and the Mediterranean.

Dr Matthew A. Sears is an associate professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He writes on ancient history and culture, and has taught and travelled extensively in Greece and the Mediterranean.


"The book is excellent, both for the beginner and old hand at Ancient Military History."

- A Wargamers Needful Things

"... a must for military buffs and eager travelers, who should make it a necessary part of their travel kit when roaming the battlefields of ancient Greece. Maps, satellite photos and photographs are of superb quality, which contributes greatly to its usefulness. The editing is perfect, and so is the typography."

- Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"... this volume is serviceable as both a guidebook and a reference work. All in all, this useful work will appeal to a wide audience, from military buffs to historically minded tourists (and their guides), to students and scholars generally. Recommended. All readership levels."

- Choice

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