Understanding Greek warfare / Matthew A. Sears
- Sears, Matthew A.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
- Understanding the ancient world
- Bronze Age and Homeric warfare: Achilles vs. Hector? -- The Hoplite phalanx: the rise of the polis -- Greek naval warfare: ruling the Aegean -- Total war: Athens vs. Sparta -- The fourth century BCE: mercenaries and scoundrels -- Philip and Alexander of Macedon: crushing the polis, conquering the world -- Warfare in the Hellenistic world: the coming of Rome.
- "This book offers the most comprehensive survey of Greek warfare, from the Mycenaeans through to the Hellenistic kingdoms' clashes with Rome. Each chapter provides an overview of the particular theme and historical period in question, and also a detailed discussion of the relevant sources. It covers not only the development of equipment, tactics, strategy, and the major wars of Greek history; it also treats the political, social, and cultural importance of warfare in each period. The major scholarly debates are outlined, and each chapter includes several short selections from the primary literary evidence. It is a crucial resource for anyone studying war in the ancient Greek world."--Provided by publisher.
- 9781138288607 hardcover alkaline paper
1138288608 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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