The Wars of the Ancient Greeks

The Wars of the Ancient Greeks

And Their Invention of Western Military Culture

Book - 1999
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Publisher: London : Cassell, 1999
ISBN: 9781552781029
155278102X
9780304352227
0304352225
Branch Call Number: 355.00938 H25w
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Keegan, John 1934-2012

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donkeyhote
Aug 11, 2017

I took ancient Greek History in College here and I was appalled by the insane wars the Greeks waged against each other's groups. Greece in ancient times consisted of 3 main areas, and alternately 2 against 1 united in war. When I learned about the 30-year long Peloponesian War and the miseries of it, I wondered why those Greeks, many of whom were real geniuses, did that dumb thing. But there is a reason to every seemingly dumb action - war is part of aggressive human nature, but it's also a means to control/govern them, by pointing to an "enemy", which presents a "danger," so the group must stick together and obey the bosses. Now, about Alexander, the "Great." He was a real maniac of war, and obsessed with creating a World Empire, which he could not hold together. He conquered lands, but could not control them with military presence, and after beating them in battle, he appointed the former ruler as his "governor" of that alien land, and then, the Greeks left. Like it was in Persia and India. Absolutely dumb actions. Now, the simple fact why some historical figures are called today "Great," is not explained to the public, but there is a reason: the ancient Globalist secret elite orders dreamed of a united world, a world empire, and they gave the label "Great" to all those who worked for this idea. Some pharaohs are called "Great" by Immanuel Velikovski, the famous historian and other pharaohs are not given this label - why? Certainly those "Great" Pharaohs belonged to special elite orders of the ancient world. Now, Alexander's teacher was Aristotle (Aristoteles), the greatest Wise Man of his time, and he taught Alexander the globalist idea. He told Alexander that the Persians were an "inferior" slave race, and he said they should be treated accordingly. But Alexander was a headstrong person, and he made himself independent from Aristo's teachings - he promoted mixed marriages among Greek soldiers and Persian women (because of this, the white skinned real Greek race partly disappeared). He himself had a Persian wife, Roxana. And finally, he planned to do some unknown secret offensive in Africa and started to gather his troops, when he went to Babylon, where he died of some mysterious illness. Historians say he died of typhoid fever, but others say that Aristoteles saw his student made himself free from his teachings, so, allegedly, he arranged for Alexander to be poisoned, before he made more insane offensives. Alexander was an elitist, who always gave amnesty to the leaders of every land which he conquered (like in Tyre or India), but he let his soldiers massacre the plebs of the conquered land. The ancient Greek wise men, like Plato, learned elite world views during 25 years in 3 lands, among them in Egypt, to become elite globalists. Plato wrote the "Republic" after he became such a Magus, and Pythagoras (Euclides) also was one of these men. Well, the underlying causes and real explanations of historical events are NOT taught in school, because the rules of the rule over the masses in all ages are the same, including today.

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mammothhawk229e
Aug 08, 2017

Unusual because he gave cost of waging war in ancient times.
Big ouch because Great Man done stupid things & done cruel things to his subordinates or author compared him to Hitler the Bohemian Corporal.
Lots of maps, figures & facts made it easy to read & digest.
Ditto on Alexander's generals brief biographies.

KEVIN DOWD Jan 23, 2013

great little book.. man does he bash Alexander the Great!!

I loved it! compared him to Hilter..

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