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Title Men of bronze : hoplite warfare in ancient Greece / edited by Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
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Contents The hoplite debate / Donald Kagan and Gregory Viggiano -- The arms, armor, and iconography of early Greek Hoplite warfare / Gregory Viggiano and Hans van Wees -- Hoplitai/Politai : refighting ancient battles / Paul Cartledge -- Setting the frame chronologically / Anthony Snodgrass -- Early Greek infantry fighting in a Mediterranean context / Kurt A. Raaflaub -- The hoplite revolution and the rise of the polis / Gregory Viggiano -- Hoplite hell : how hoplites fought / Peter Krentz -- Large weapons, small Greeks : the practical limitations of hoplite weapons and equipment / Adam Schwartz -- Not patriots, not farmers, not amateurs : Greek soldiers of fortune and the origins of hoplite warfare / John R. Hale -- Can we see the "hoplite revolution" on the ground? : archaeological landscapes material culture, and social status in early Greece / Lin Foxhall -- Farmers and hoplites : models of historical development / Hans van Wees -- The hoplite narrative / Victor Davis Hanson
Summary Men of Bronze takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping the Greek polis? In the nineteenth century, George Grote argued that the phalanx battle formation of the hoplite farmer citizen-soldier was the driving force behind a revolution in Greek social, political, and cultural institutions. Throughout the twentieth century scholars developed and refined this grand hoplite narrative with the help of archaeology. But over the past thirty
Notes "The papers published in this volume resulted from a conference on early Greek hoplite warfare held at Yale University in April 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Armor, Ancient -- Greece -- Congresses.
Military art and science -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Soldiers -- Greece -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.
Weapons, Ancient -- Greece -- Congresses.
Greece -- History, Military -- To 146 B.C. -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Military history.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Kagan, Donald, author, editor
Viggiano, Gregory, author, editor
ISBN 1299606865 (electronic bk.)
1400846307 (electronic bk.)
9781299606869 (electronic bk.)
9781400846306 (electronic bk.)