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The Experience of Ancient Battle: Greek Infantry Combat and Modern Riot Control
October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Prof. Jon E. Lendon, of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, will present a talk entitled “The Experience of Ancient Battle: Greek Infantry Combat and Modern Riot Control.” Comparing ancient and modern tactics, Prof. Lendon seeks to “explain the mechanics of Greek hoplite combat and also the subjective experience of battle by analogies to contemporary policing practices.”
Prof. Lendon is an expert in the field of ancient warfare, and is the author of several books and articles on the subject, most notably 'Soldiers & Ghosts: A History of Battle in Classical Antiquity' (Yale University Press, 2005).