in Patterns of the Past
October 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6188 words.
This chapter examines Herodotus's account of the wooing of Agariste of Sikyon, which is part of his narrative of the battle of Marathon, to highlight two types of traditional cultural...
in Men of Bronze
June 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11468 words.
This chapter takes aim at Victor Davis Hanson's The Western Way of War and its highly influential and popular conception of how hoplites fought. It critiques the orthodox view—especially...
Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).
British film, television, and theatre director, who has also worked in the USA. Born in London and educated at Uppingham and Balliol College, Oxford, Schlesinger began as an actor, first in...