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    DescriptionThis book provides a detailed picture of the life of these Greek mercenaries, analyzing who they were and from what section of society they came. It explores their motivations, their relationships and connections, both with each other and those with whom they served, and shows how mercenaries were recruited, paid and maintained. Matthew Trundle reviews a variety of evidence, including Xenophon's detailed account of how over ten thousand Greeks tried and failed to establish the Persian prince Cyrus on his brother's Imperial throne, the fragments of a fourth century play about the first ever soldier of fortune, and inscriptions prohibiting Athenians from taking service with their neighbours. The result is a fresh look at the significance of mercenaries in ancient Greek society, economy and politics, and their part in the process that shaped the great Empire of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic world.


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    Title
    Greek Mercenaries
    Subtitle
    From the Late Archaic Period to Alexander
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew Trundle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415486910
    ISBN 10: 0415486912
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC classification: DF
    DC22: 355.3540938
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    9 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    11 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    List of Figures Timeline Maps Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Images and Sources 2. What Motivated Mercenary Service 3. Paying Greek Mercenaries 4. Hiring Greek Mercenaries 5. Networks and Relationships