Greek and Macedonian Land Battles of the 4th Century B.C.: A History and Analysis of 187 Engagements (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Sep 14, 2012 - History - 244 pages
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With its mixture of famous battles and storied commanders, warfare in 4th century B.C. Greece has long held a fascination for military enthusiasts and the general public alike. Histories, biographies, and popular culture have turned the exploits of noted generals like Xenophon and Iphicrates of Athens, Epaminondas of Thebes, and the father-son team of Philip II and Alexander the Great of Macedonia into the stuff of legend. Drawing from ancient accounts along with suitable analogs, this detailed work offers meticulous reconstructions of 187 of the 4th century's most significant land engagements, considering tactical patterns, evolving trends, and the lasting impact of the era's most influential military minds. By separating myth from reality, these recreations provide incredible insight into past ways of war that continue to influence the course of combat today.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
Overseas Battles and the Corinthian War 400387 BC
5
Battles Around the Mediterranean Chalcidian Boeotian and Spartan Wars 386360 BC
38
Rise of Macedonia Sacred Persian and Sicilian Wars Conquest of Greece 359336 BC
86
Battles in the Era of Alexander the Great 335324 BC
138
Battles of the Successors 323301 BC
174
Conclusions
210
Pitched Battles 400301 BC
213
Bibliography
227
Index
233
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Fred Eugene Ray, Jr., is the author of numerous articles on the subject of ancient Greek warfare. A retired geologist and oil industry executive, he lives in Bakersfield, California.

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