Greek Warfare

Myth and Realities

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Author: Hans Van Wees

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715629673

Category: History

Page: 349

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This text on Greek warfare ranges from the concrete details of conducting raids, battles and sieges to more theoretical questions about the causes, costs, and consequences of warfare in archaic and classical Greece.

Greek Warfare

Myths and Realities

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Author: Hans van Wees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781474275903

Category: History

Page: 432

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From the soldier's-eye view of combat to the broad social and economic structures that shaped campaigns and wars, ancient Greek warfare in all its aspects has been studied more intensively in the last few decades than ever before. This book ranges from the concrete details of conducting raids, battles and sieges to more theoretical questions about the causes, costs and consequences of warfare in archaic and classical Greece. It argues that the Greek sources present a highly selective and idealised picture, too easily accepted by most modern scholars, and that a more critical study of the evidence leads to radically different conclusions about the Greek way of war. In this new edition the evidence from recent research is interwoven throughout the existing text along with new images to supplement the original illustrative material, which is now fully integrated. A new map and annotated timeline will support students, while a much-expanded final chapter on naval warfare will bring this important subdiscipline fully up to date.

New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare[electronic Resource]

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Author: Garrett G. Fagan,Matthew Freeman Trundle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004185984

Category: History

Page: 372

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"New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare" explores the armies of antiquity from Assyria and Persia, to classical Greece and Rome. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange, and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare by land and sea.

War and Violence in Ancient Greece

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Author: Hans van Wees

Publisher: Classical Press of Wales

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 389

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The study of Greek warfare should involve much more than reconstructing the experience of combat or revisiting the great wars of the classical period. In this book an international cast of scholars explore beyond the usual thematic and chronological boundaries. Ranging from the heroes of Homer to the kings and cities of the Hellenistic age, the contributors set war in the context of other forms of Greek violence, private and public. At every turn, they challenge received ideas about the causes and conduct of war, its development and its place in Greek society and culture.

Die Söhne des Mars

Eine Geschichte des Krieges von der Steinzeit bis zum Ende der Antike

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Author: Armin Eich

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406682308

Category: History

Page: 281

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Der Mensch ist nicht von Natur aus kriegerisch. Die Massaker der Jungsteinzeit etwa verliefen zwar mit äußerster Brutalität, aber sie bildeten die Ausnahme von der Regel. Auch erscheinen sie nicht als Akte im Rahmen eines Kriegsgeschehens, sondern vielmehr als mit einfachen Werkzeugen verübte Morde an Wehrlosen. Der Krieg als geplanter, tödlicher Konflikt zwischen Menschengruppen entwickelte sich erst in den folgenden Jahrtausenden. Dann aber konnte er – wie beispielsweise in der klassischen Antike – nachgerade zu einer Lebensform werden, die alle Bereiche gesellschaftlicher Existenz dominierte: von der Erziehung über die Kunst, die Geschlechterverhältnisse bis zu Technik und Handel. So verfolgt Armin Eich in seinem spannenden Buch die Geschichte des Krieges von den frühesten Anfängen bis zur Spätantike. Er erhellt, wie die zunehmende ökonomische Integration Europas und Vorderasiens im 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr. einen ersten Höhepunkt erreicht und nicht zuletzt auf dem Gebiet der Waffentechnologie und der Entwicklung militärischer Fähigkeiten Ausdruck findet. Dieser bronzezeitliche Rüstungswettlauf endet um 1200 v. Chr. in einem sozialen und ökonomischen Zusammenbruch, ohne freilich ein Umdenken auszulösen: Mit der wirtschaftlichen und demographischen Erholung nimmt schon bald wieder die Gewaltintensität zu und geht mit der Entwicklung verbesserter Waffen und effizienterer Kampftaktiken einher. Im 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr. kann man mit dem Aufkommen einer ersten Ingenieursliteratur gar von einer Verwissenschaftlichung des Krieges sprechen. Der einzige Ausweg aus der fortschreitenden Eskalation scheint die Errichtung eines auf militärischer Macht basierenden Friedensreiches zu sein – das vorübergehend im Imperium Romanum Gestalt gewann.

Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare

Temples, Sanctuaries and Conflict in Antiquity

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Author: Sonya Nevin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786730677

Category: History

Page: 320

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The ancient Greeks attributed great importance to the sacred during war and campaigning, as demonstrated from their earliest texts. Among the first four lines of the Iliad, for example, is a declaration that Apollo began the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon and sent a plague upon the Greek army because its leader, Agamemnon, had mistreated Apollo's priest. In this first in-depth study of the attitude of military commanders towards holy ground, Sonya Nevin addresses the customs and conduct of these leaders in relation to sanctuaries, precincts, shrines, temples and sacral objects. Focusing on a variety of Greek kings and captains, the author shows how military leaders were expected to react to the sacred sites of their foes. She further explores how they were likely to respond, and how their responses shaped the way such generals were viewed by their communities, by their troops, by their enemies and also by those like Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon who were writing their lives. This is a groundbreaking study of the significance of the sacred in warfare and the wider culture of antiquity."

Understanding Greek Warfare

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Author: Matthew A. Sears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351974122

Category: History

Page: 14

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Understanding Greek Warfare offers a wide-ranging survey of Greek warfare, from the Mycenaeans through to the Hellenistic kingdoms’ clashes with Rome. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular theme and historical period, and a detailed discussion of the relevant sources, both ancient and modern. This volume covers not only the development of equipment, tactics, strategy, and the major wars of Greek history – the "drums and trumpets" – it also examines the political, social, and cultural importance of warfare in each period. Each chapter outlines major scholarly debates, such as the true nature of hoplite battle and whether Alexander the Great had a strategic vision beyond conquest, and includes several short selections from the primary literary evidence. Readable yet scholarly, this book is an ideal companion to courses on Greek warfare and society, and offers detailed suggestions for further reading and research. Understanding Greek Warfare will be a crucial resource for students of war in the ancient Greek world, and of the ancient Greeks in general.

A Handbook of Military Strategy and Tactics

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Author: Michiko Phifer

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9382573283

Category: History

Page: 244

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The book discusses the importance of Military Strategy and Tactics during conflicts with some proven examples.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare

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Author: Philip Sabin,Hans van Wees,Michael Whitby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521782732

Category: History

Page: 694

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First volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of warfare from Archaic Greece to Republican Rome.

Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great

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Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690702

Category: History

Page: 308

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This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life

Krieg und Bürgerkrieg bei Lucan und in der griechischen Literatur

Studien zur Rezeption der attischen Tragödie und der hellenistischen Dichtung im "Bellum civile"

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Author: Annemarie Ambühl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110390361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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In his civil war epic, the Roman poet Lucan draws extensively on his literary forbears. This study fills a gap in the research by going beyond the boundaries of language and genre to examine his reception of Greek literature, especially Attic tragedy and Hellenistic poetry. It reveals the importance of mythical and literary models, such as the Trojan War and the fratricidal war around Thebes, for Lucan’s epic formulation of the civil war theme.

The Greek World in the 4th and 3rd Centuries BC

Electrum vol. 19

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Author: Edward Dąbrowa

Publisher: Wydawnictwo UJ

ISBN: 8323334838

Category: History

Page: 180

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This volume contains eight studies written by scholars from Great Britain, Israel, Poland, and the United States. The contributors are all specialists in Greek history, and their essays deal with different aspects of the period's history, focusing on historiography, political evelopments, and military actions and events.

Rituals of Triumph in the Mediterranean World

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Author: Anthony Spalinger,Jeremy Armstrong

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004251170

Category: History

Page: 166

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This volume presents a series of cultural reactions to successful military public proclamations by various peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world, illustrating points of similarity and diversity, and demonstrating the complex and multifaceted nature of this trans-cultural practice.

The Greek World 479-323 BC

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Author: Simon Hornblower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136831258

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of recent and detailed scholarship on Greek poleis across the Hellenic world, allowing for further development of the key theme of regional variety across the Mediterranean and beyond. Other extensive changes include a new sub-chapter on Islands, a completely updated bibliography, and revised citation of epigraphic material relating to the fourth-century BC. With valuable coverage of the broader Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished, as well as close examination of Athens, Sparta, and the other great city-states of Greece itself, this fourth edition of a classic work is a more essential read than ever before.

Homer: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

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Author: R. B. Rutherford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199805105

Category:

Page: 30

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of the ancient world find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In classics, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is just one of many articles from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics, a continuously updated and growing online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through the scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of classics. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

A Companion to Archaic Greece

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Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub,Hans van Wees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118556658

Category: History

Page: 792

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A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture whichintroduces the reader to a wide range of new approaches to theperiod. The first comprehensive and accessible survey of developmentsin the study of archaic Greece Places Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological andgeographical context Gives equal emphasis to established topics such as tyranny andpolitical reform and newer subjects like gender and ethnicity Combines accounts of historical developments with regionalsurveys of archaeological evidence and in-depth treatments ofselected themes Explores the impact of Eastern and other non-Greek cultures inthe development of Greece Uses archaeological and literary evidence to reconstruct broadpatterns of social and cultural development

Symmachie und Spondai

Untersuchungen zum griechischen Völkerrecht der archaischen und klassischen Zeit (8.-5. Jahrhundert v. Chr.)

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Author: Ernst Baltrusch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110901749

Category: History

Page: 284

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In der 1968 gegründeten Reihe erscheinen Monographien aus den Gebieten der Griechischen und Lateinischen Philologie sowie der Alten Geschichte. Die Bände weisen eine große Vielzahl von Themen auf: neben sprachlichen, textkritischen oder gattungsgeschichtlichen philologischen Untersuchungen stehen sozial-, politik-, finanz- und kulturgeschichtliche Arbeiten aus der Klassischen Antike und der Spätantike. Entscheidend für die Aufnahme ist die Qualität einer Arbeit; besonderen Wert legen die Herausgeber auf eine umfassende Heranziehung der einschlägigen Texte und Quellen und deren sorgfältige kritische Auswertung.

Ships and Silver, Taxes and Tribute

A Fiscal History of Archaic Athens

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Author: Hans Van Wees

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780766866

Category: History

Page: 240

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Historians since Herodotus and Thucydides have claimed that the year 483 BCE marked a turning point in the history of Athens. For it was then that Themistocles mobilized the revenues from the city's highly productive silver mines to build an enormous war fleet. This income stream is thought to have become the basis of Athenian imperial power, the driving force behind its democracy and the centre of its system of public finance. But in his groundbreaking new book, Hans van Wees argues otherwise. He shows that Themistocles did not transform Athens, but merely expanded a navy-centered system of public finance that had already existed at least a generation before the general's own time, and had important precursors at least a century earlier. The author reconstructs the scattered evidence for all aspects of public finance, in archaic Greece at large and early Athens in particular, to reveal that a complex machinery of public funding and spending was in place as early as the reforms of Solon in 594 BCE. Public finance was in fact a key factor in the rise of the early Athenian state - long before Themistocles, the empire and democracy.

Antiquitas

Abhandlungen zur alten Geschichte

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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