The men and their equipment; the environment of battle; Hoplite tradition and practice.
"The collection of hitherto unpublished essays brought together by
Victor Davis Hanson in this book may be seen as the first scholarly
approach we have had to what actually happened in a major battle
between Greek city-states in classical times."
-"The Classical Review
." . . indispensable for any serious student of Greek warfare or Greek society. . . . readily accessible to a wide audience."