Greek Warfare

From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great


Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690699

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 8191

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

Greek Warfare

Myth and Realities


Author: Hans Van Wees

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715629673

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 3354

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.

Understanding Greek Warfare


Author: Matthew A. Sears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351974122

Category: History

Page: 14

View: 7378

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.

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Warfare


Author: Iain Spence

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810866129

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 8954

This resource strategically traces Greek warfare from 720 to 30 BC and its specific and extensive details-the wars, the troops, the armor, the military tactics, and other factors either affecting or affected by the wars. Read how warfare evolved during the centuries in ancient Greece from rudimentary, non-sophisticated strategies and weaponry to more complex arsenals and tactics. Includes entries on many aspects of war for which ancient Greece is historically recognized, as well as profiles of famous military and civilian leaders, including Alcibiades and Alexander the Great, who were involved in the battles on both land and sea. An extensive bibliography suggests further reading of interest. No other general work on ancient Greek warfare covers the entire period included in this volume.

Early Greek Warfare

Horsemen and Chariots in the Homeric and Archaic Ages


Author: P. A. L. Greenhalgh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521200563

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 2499

First published in 1973, this is a study of the literary and archaeological developments in the warfare of early Greece. Dr Greenhalgh considers in particular the military history of the chariot and mounted horse, both as they were represented in poetry and art and as they were used in reality from about 1100 to 500BC. He finds the picture superficially presented by the sources incoherent and often incredible, and attempts a reconstruction which does justice to both tactical and technical possibilities and to the social and economic facts of life in the period. He shoes how the Homeric poems, for example, can be systematically misleading - in part misconceiving the character of the Mycenaean age, and in part conflating with this misconception the conditions of their own time. This illustrated study will be of value to archaeologists, historians of warfare and Homeric specialists; its wider implications will interest social and political historians.

Warfare in Ancient Greece

A Sourcebook


Author: Michael Sage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134763328

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9166

Warfare in Ancient Greece assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the Greek experience of war. The author has carefully selected key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided them with comprehensive commentaries. For the Greek polis, warfare was a more usual state of affairs than peace. The documents assembled here recreate the social and historical framework in which ancient Greek warfare took place - over a period of more than a thousand years from the Homeric Age to Alexander the Great. Special attention is paid to the attitudes and feelings of the Greeks towards defeated people and captured cities. Complete with notes, index and bibliography, Warfare in Ancient Greece will provide students of Ancient and Military History with an unprecedented survey of relevant materials

Ancient Greek Warfare


Author: Rob S. Rice

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 9781433919725

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9034

Presents a history of warfare in ancient Greece, discussing the defenses of the Mycenaean period, the Persian wars, famous sea battles, the civil war between Sparta and Athens, and the conquests of Alexander the Great.

Greek Warfare

Myths and Realities


Author: Hans van Wees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781474275903

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7047

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.

The Ancient Greeks at War


Author: Louis Rawlings

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056574

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 4019

The ancient Greeks experienced war in many forms. By land and by sea, they conducted raids, ambushes, battles and sieges; they embarked on campaigns of intimidation, conquest and annihilation; they fought against fellow Greeks and non-Greeks. This synthesis looks at the practicalities of Greek warfare and its wider social ramifications.

Thracian Peltasts

And Their Influence on Greek Warfare


Author: Jan G. P. Best

Publisher: N.A


Category: Greek mercenaries

Page: 149

View: 6142

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The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare


Author: Philip Sabin,Hans van Wees,Michael Whitby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521782732

Category: History

Page: 694

View: 676

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

Ancient Greek Warfare

A Sourcebook


Author: Matthew Trundle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9780826419422

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 3053

Warfare was of central importance to ancient societies and recent years have seen an explosion of interest in almost every aspect of ancient warfare. This book, however, will fill an important gap, by providing a broad selection of source material with explanatory commentary covering the whole period of antiquity.What makes this book different is its focus on continuity and change through the long duration, the detailed commentaries on the evidence presented, as well as a holistic focus on war, society, economics and religion alongside tactical and strategic considerations.It will highlight problems and debates about ancient warfare, providing readers with the source material on key and controversial subjects, such as the origins and development of hoplite warfare or the introduction of the poor into the Roman Republican armies.

Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare

Temples, Sanctuaries and Conflict in Antiquity


Author: Sonya Nevin

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781784532857

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1647

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."

The Greek State at War, Part V


Author: W. Kendrick Pritchett

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520073746

Category: History

Page: 545

View: 874

"Professor Prichett is an acknowledged authority in more than a few techniques of investigation, and readers can immediately see that they are in safe hands. What can be known is clearly presented. What is not known is identified. Erroneous explanations throughout the history of classical scholarship are cited and disassembled. . . . He takes into account the special conditions that control interpretation of epigraphical texts. He includes matters of topography, numismatics, and vase-painting. He asks questions a reader might never have thought to ask, e.g., Where is booty from a battle sold? His questions and surveys lead naturally and inevitably to topics as large as the Athenian economy in the fourth century B.C."—A. L. Boegehold, Brown University "Pritchett's Greek State at War is one of the monuments of classical scholarship in our time. . . . A work that every student of Greek history will consult whenever he is concerned with war in the Greek world. No ancient historian can possibly do without it. . . . The implications of [the work] extend in many directions—into Greek psychology, religion, political thinking—and students will be kept busy for a long time in considering them in detail."—Sir Moses Finley


Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare


Author: Rose Mary Sheldon

Publisher: Frontline

ISBN: 9781848325920

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 6957

There are two images of warfare that dominate Greek history. The better known is that of Achilles, the Homeric hero skilled in face-to-face combat to the death. He is a warrior who is outraged by deception on the battlefield. The alternative model, equally Greek and also taken from Homeric epic, is Odysseus, 'the man of twists and turns' of The Odyssey. To him, winning by stealth, surprise or deceit was acceptable. Greek warfare actually consists of many varieties of fighting. It is common for popular writers to assume that the hoplite phalanx was the only mode of warfare used by the Greeks. The fact is, however, that the use of spies, intelligence gathering, ambush, and surprise attacks at dawn or at night were also a part of Greek warfare, and while not the supreme method of defeating an enemy, such tactics always found their place in warfare when the opportunity or the correct terrain or opportunity presented itself. Ambush will dispel both the modern and ancient prejudices against irregular warfare and provides a fresh look at the tactics of the ancient Greeks.

New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare[electronic Resource]


Author: Garrett G. Fagan,Matthew Freeman Trundle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004185984

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 300

"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.

Besieger of Cities

The classic novel of ancient Greek warfare


Author: Alfred Duggan

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788632338

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 1285

Epic historical adventure of one of the most infamous of ancient Macedonians In the dawning of the Silver Age of Hellas, the Greeks have exchanged political freedom for enormous wealth. But is membership to the new world Empire worth the loss of Liberty? In this new world, any man might be capable of anything. The enigmatic Demetrius believes he can do just that; win back the Empire that his father had helped Alexander to found. Fighting with increasingly ingenious methods, he becomes known for using archers mounted on elephants to conquer castles, and will become one of the most famous men of his time... This epic historical adventure of the ancient Macedonians is perfect for fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell

The Greek State at War


Author: William Kendrick Pritchett

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520027589

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 7275

The volumes of The Greek State at War are an essential reference for the classical scholar. Professor Pritchett has systematically canvassed ancient texts and secondary literature for references to specific topics; each volume explores a unique aspect of Greek military practice.

Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece, Revised Edition


Author: Victor Davis Hanson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215962

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 9136

Provides a systematic review of Greek agriculture and warfare and describes the relationship between these two important aspects of life in ancient communities. With careful attention to agronomic as well as military details, this researched study reveals the remarkable resilience of those farmland communities.

Ancient Greek War and Weapons


Author: Haydn Middleton

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403401342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4074

Presents an overview of war in ancient Greece, including noteworthy wars, weaponry, types of fighting, and the importance of warfare in ancient Greek society.