The Anatomy of Error by Barry S. Strauss
Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists

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Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics at Cornell University, is a leading expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited several books, including The Battle of Salamis", The Trojan War", and The Spartacus War". Josiah Ober is the Constantine Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His books include "Athenian Legacies, Political Dissent in Democratic Athens," and "Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens" (all Princeton).
Published September 1, 1990 by St Martins Pr. 272 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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By the authors' account, for example, Hannibal failed largely because he presumed, wrongly, that Rome's alliances were in a precarious state, while Darius III helped make Alexander great by refusing to risk unconventional tactics.

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This survey discusses strategic failure in the classical world in terms of defeated generals and political leaders.

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