Greek Warfare

Myth and Realities


Author: Hans Van Wees

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715629673

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 4652

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


Author: Hans van Wees

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781474275903

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8195

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]


Author: Garrett G. Fagan,Matthew Freeman Trundle

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004185984

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 7027

"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


Author: Hans van Wees

Publisher: Classical Press of Wales


Category: History

Page: 389

View: 8360

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.

Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare

Temples, Sanctuaries and Conflict in Antiquity


Author: Sonya Nevin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786730677

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4387

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


Author: Matthew A. Sears

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351974122

Category: History

Page: 14

View: 5677

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 Companion to Archaic Greece


Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub,Hans van Wees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118556658

Category: History

Page: 792

View: 2226

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

Land Battles in 5th Century BC Greece

A History and Analysis of 173 Engagements


Author: Fred Eugene Ray, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452609

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 6215

"Relying heavily on primary sources such as Herodotus, Thucydides and Plutarch, this volume provides the first-ever tactical level survey of all Greek land engagements which occurred during the 5th century BC, a seminal period in the history of western warfare"--Provided by publisher.

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare


Author: Philip Sabin,Hans van Wees,Michael Whitby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521782740

Category: History

Page: 630

View: 2680

Second volume of a systematic and up-to-date account of Roman warfare from the Late Republic to Justinian.

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


Author: Lee L. Brice

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690702

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 1541

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