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The Greeks at WarFrom Athens to Alexander(Essential Histories Specials 5)
Authors: Philip de Souza, Waldemar Heckel, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Paperback; August 2004; 288 pages
About this bookInspiring generations of poets, novelists, scriptwriters and scholars, the rise and fall of the great Empires of the Classical world is an enthralling story of passion and conquest. The leaders, battles and military technologies that dominated the wars between Greece and Persia, and Alexander's conquests are all examined in detail in this book, and their historical significance is discussed. The appendix focuses on the modern treatment of Ancient Greece in film, including behind-the-scenes insights into the filming of battle scenes for Oliver Stone's epic movie, Alexander. This volume combines material previously published as Essential Histories 36, 27 and 26, with a new foreword by renowned historian and author Victor Davis Hanson, and new material on the Wars of the Successors.
Contents# Foreword# Part I: The Greek and Persian Wars 499-386 BC# Part II: The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BC# Part III: The Wars of Alexander the Great 336-323 BC# Bibliography# Appendix: Representation of the Ancient Greeks in film and theatre# Index
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