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    Description"We shall never know how Marathon was won, but we can be fairly certain that valor alone would not have won it, nor even perhaps the combination of courage with the somewhat rudimentary tactical skill for which the style of Greek warfare at that time gave scope. The superiority of Greek equipment must have been an important factor here and elsewhere, and at times perhaps a decisive one."--from the introduction In 'Arms and Armor of the Greeks', Anthony M. Snodgrass uses available literary, archaeological, and artistic evidence to piece together a picture of ancient Greek armory from the Mycenaean period through the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The ancient Greeks were neither populous nor rich in natural resources, Snodgrass explains, so it is remarkable that they succeeded in battle as often as they did. "Snodgrass's book on Greek arms and armour must rank already as a standard textbook...It is as clear as any book can be on a surprisingly ill-documented subject."--'Economist' "Helps to explain why (for one thing) the Greeks won the Persian Wars and how they then stuck for centuries, with true military unimaginativeness, to their far from enterprising hoplite phalanx tactics." --'Times Literary Supplement'

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    Arms and Armor of the Greeks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. M. Snodgrass
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 265 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801860737
    ISBN 10: 0801860733

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BIC subject category V2: JWTU
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS027080
    B&T Approval Code: A44520000
    DC21: 355.80938
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 623.4/41/0938
    LC classification: U805 .S59 1999
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    60 illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    07 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Anthony M. Snodgrass is the Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University. He is the author of several works, including 'The Dark Age of Greece, Archaeology and the Rise of the Greek State,' and 'Archaic Greece'.