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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, particularly, Homer—present robust and profound money owed of wartime event, either off and on the battlefield. additionally they supply worthy methods of puzzling over the complexities and outcomes of wars all through historical past, and the idea that of conflict commonly construed, offering very important new views on clash in our personal era.

Our historic Wars positive aspects essays via best students from throughout educational disciplines—classicists and historians, philosophers and political theorists, literary students, a few with firsthand adventure of conflict and a few without—engaging with classical texts to appreciate how another way they have been learn in different occasions and areas. members articulate tricky yet important questions about modern conceptions of struggle and conflict.

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