The scholarship available on Ancient Greek Warfare.


  • Blome, D.A., Greek Warfare Beyond the Polis: Defense, Strategy, and the Making of Ancient Federal States, Ithaca, 2020.
  • Garlan, Y. & Lloyd, J., War in the ancient world: a social history, London, 1975.
  • Hanson, V.D., Warfare and agriculture in Ancient Greece, London, 1982.
  • Heckel, W., Garvin, E.E., Vanderspoel, J. & Naiden, F.S., A Companion to Greek Warfare, Hoboken, 2021.

Further Reading

  • Connor, W.I., ‘Early Greek Land Warfare as Symbolic Expression’ in Past & Present 119, 1988, 3-29.
  • Finley, M.I., ‘War and empire’ in Ancient history: evidence and models, London, 1985.
  • Hodkinson, S., Warfare, wealth and the crisis of Spartiate society in War and society in the Greek world, london, 1993, 146-176.
  • Lendon, J.E., Soldiers and ghosts: a history of battle in classical antiquity, New Haven CT, 2005.
  • Raaflaub, K., Father of all, destroyer of all: war in late fifth-century Athenian discourse and ideology in War and democracy: a comparative study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War, New York, 2015, 307-356.
  • Sheldon, R.M., Ambush: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare, London, 2012.
  • Shipley, G., ‘The limits of war’ in War and society in the Greek world, London, 1993, 1-24.