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Title Ancient warfare : introducing current research / edited by Geoff Lee, Helene Whittaker and Graham Wrightson
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
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Contents Symbolic Aspects of Warfare in Minoan Crete / Helene Whittaker -- Death of a Swordsman, Death of a Sword: The Killing of Swords in the Early Iron Age Aegean (ca. 1050 to ca. 690 B.C.E.) / Dr. Matthew Lloyd -- Filling the Gaps: Catapults and Philon of Byzantium / Dr. Aimee Schofield -- Aeneas Tacticus and Small Units in Greek Warfare / Dr. Nick Barley -- To Use or not to Use: The Practical and Historical Reliability of Asclepiodotus'sa ́Philosophical' Tactical Manual / Dr. Graham Wrightson -- Furious Wrath: Alexander's Siege of Thebes and Perdiccas' False Retreat / Dr. Borja Antela-Bernardez -- Civil War and Counterinsurgency in Greece: Rival Systems of Hegemony during the Fourth Century BC / Konstantinos Lentakis -- The Problem of the Four Hundred Wagons: The Provisioning of the Ten Thousand on the March to Cunaxa / Dr. Stephen O'Connor -- War as Training, War as Spectacle: The Hippika Gymnasia from Xenophon to Arrian / Dr. Anna Busetto -- Trouble Comes in Threes: From Chariot to Cavalry in thea ́Celtic' World / Alberto Perez-Rubio -- The Late Bronze, Early Iron Age Transition: Changes in Warriors and Warfare and the Earliest Recorded Naval Battles / Dr. Jeffrey P. Emanuel -- Thucydides' Narrative on Naval Warfare: Epibatai, Military Theory, Ideology / Dr. Matteo Zaccarini -- Commemorating War Dead and Inventing Battle Heroes: Heroic Paradigms and Discursive Strategies in Ancient Athens and Phocis / Dr. Elena Franchi, Dr. Giorgia Proietti -- Ajax, Cassandra and Athena: Retaliatory Warfare and Gender Violence at the Sack of Troy / Dr. Susan Deacy, Dr. Fiona McHardy -- Treating Hemorrhage in Greek and Roman Militaries / Dr. Julie Laskaris -- Are You (Ro)man Enough? Non-Roman Virtus in the Roman Army / Dr. Adam Anders -- To the Victor the Spoils? Post-Battle Looting in the Roman World / Joanne Ball -- The Role of the Peace-Makers (Caduceatores) in Roman Attitudes to War and Peace / Dr. Hannah Cornwell
Summary This volume provides chapters on current research into ancient warfare. It is a collection with a wide-range, covering a long chronological spread, with many historical themes, including some that have recently been rather neglected. It has wide academic relevance to a number of on-going debates on themes in ancient warfare. Each topic covered is coherently presented, and offers convincing coverage of the subject area. There is a high standard of scholarship and presentation; chapters are well documented with extensive bibliographies. It is readable and successful in engaging the reader's atte
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 16, 2015)
Subject Military art and science -- History
Military history, Ancient
Ancient history: to c 500 CE.
Classical Greek & Roman archaeology.
Classical history -- classical civilisation.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Military art and science.
Military history, Ancient.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lee, Geoff, editor
Whittaker, Helene, editor
Wrightson, Graham, editor
ISBN 1443882364 (electronic bk.)
9781443882361 (electronic bk.)