Book cover of Greek Warfare beyond the Polis: Defense, Strategy, and the Making of Ancient Federal States by David Blome
Ancient Civilizations

Greek Warfare beyond the Polis: Defense, Strategy, and the Making of Ancient Federal States

Greek Warfare beyond the Polis¬†assesses the nature and broader significance of warfare in the mountains of classical Greece. Based on detailed reconstructions of four unconventional military encounters, David A. Blome argues that the upland Greeks of the classical mainland developed defensive strategies to guard against external aggression. These strategies enabled wide-scale, sophisticated actions in response to invasions, but they did not require the direction of a central, federal government. […Learn More]