HIST 4361 Unconventional and Hybrid Warfare in Ancient Greece and Rome (GHB) (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS) (HPE, HEU)
Professor Barry Strauss
Unconventional warfare, especially special operations, is often thought of as strictly a modern phenomenon, while hybrid warfare is a term of very recent origin. Yet both loom large in the record of ancient Greece & Rome. We look at case studies from the Trojan War to the Roman Empire, including, but not limited to, the Trojan War, the Peloponnesian War, the Punic Wars, and the wars of Antony and Cleopatra against Octavian. Readings in ancient sources and modern theorists.