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Transformed Landscapes, Transformed Peoples: Exploring the Environmental Impacts of Classical Greek Siege Warfare
thesisposted on 2023-10-05, 20:53 authored by BENJAMIN JAMES CRAWLEY
This study seeks to expand current understanding of the impacts of ancient siege warfare. By emphasizing the wider environmental consequences that accompanied Classical Greek siege warfare, the thesis seeks to better understand how individual Greeks were affected in the aftermath of the siege. Both tangible impacts, to the environment, food supply, and economy, are examined as well as intangible impacts to the psyche of individuals. The thesis also examines how the landscape, physically transformed by war, served to remind witnesses of the event which transformed it, and may have exacerbated the trauma felt by individuals following their siege experiences.