By E. P. Moloney,Michael Stuart Williams

Warfare has lengthy been principal to a formal realizing of historical Greece and Rome, worlds the place conflict used to be, because the thinker Heraclitus saw, ‘both king and father of all’. extra lately, even though, the certainty of Classical antiquity exclusively in such phrases has been challenged; it really is recognized that whereas battle used to be pervasive, and a key problem within the narratives of old historians, a concomitant hope for peace was once additionally consistent. This quantity locations peace within the top place as a panel of students stresses the significance of ‘peace’ as a good proposal within the historical international (and not only the absence of, or unavoidably even with regards to, war), and considers examples of clash answer, conciliation, and concession from Homer to Augustine. evaluating and contrasting theories and perform throughout diversified classes and areas, this assortment highlights, first, the open and dynamic nature of peace, after which seeks to check a wide selection of tasks from around the Classical world.

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