Our Ancient Wars: Rethinking War through the Classics by Victor Caston,Silke-Maria Weineck

By Victor Caston,Silke-Maria Weineck

Many well-known texts from classical antiquity—by historians like Thucydides, tragedians like Sophocles and Euripides, the comedian poet Aristophanes, the thinker Plato, and, notably, Homer—present strong and profound debts of wartime adventure, either off and on the battlefield. in addition they supply necessary methods of wondering the complexities and results of wars all through heritage, and the idea that of battle generally construed, supplying very important new views on clash in our personal era.

Our historical Wars good points essays via most sensible students from throughout educational disciplines—classicists and historians, philosophers and political theorists, literary students, a few with firsthand adventure of warfare and a few without—engaging with classical texts to appreciate how otherwise they have been learn in different instances and areas. members articulate tricky yet helpful questions about modern conceptions of struggle and conflict.

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