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Alfred S Bradford - War: Antiquity and Its Legacy - 9781848859357 - V9781848859357
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War: Antiquity and Its Legacy

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Description for War: Antiquity and Its Legacy Paperback. Bradford shows that despite huge differences in weaponry and firepower, the basic principles of warfare have remained unchanged over thousands of years. War in the modern age is persistently illuminated by antiquity. Series: Ancients and Moderns. Num Pages: 192 pages, 10-20 bw integrated, 1 map. BIC Classification: 3D; HBLA; HBW; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 144 x 13. Weight in Grams: 260.
Over 2600 years ago the Parian poet Archilochus wrote "we chased seven and killed them.. the thousand of us." In all parts of the world, and in all civilizations, the history of warfare, as well as the ironic humour of those who fight and die, can be traced back to the earliest records. But the vocabulary of modern warfare - army, military, strategy, tactics - derives from Greek and Latin, while metaphors of conflict similarly evoke ancient times. Such expressions and phrases as "Live by the sword and die by the sword", "Pyrrhic victory", and "arms and the man" are ... Read more

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About Alfred S Bradford
Alfred S Bradford is John Saxon Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of With Arrow, Sword and Spear: A History of Warfare in the Ancient World (2000) and Flying the Black Flag: A Brief History of Piracy (2007).

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