Military history

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

Greek and Roman warfare was unlike that of any other culture before or since. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a "Western Way of War," in which the aim is an open, decisive battle-won by courage instilled, in part, by discipline.

Chapter 1. ‘At my signal unleash hell’: the Western Way of War?

Chapter 2. Thinking with war

Chapter 3. War and society

Chapter 4. Thinking about war

Chapter 5. Strategy

Chapter 6. Fighting

Chapter 7. ‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War

Chronology