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Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Warfare

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Warfare

Hardback Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Civil Unrest

By (author) Iain Spence, Edited by Jon Woronoff

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  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Format: Hardback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 31mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0810840995
  • ISBN 13: 9780810840997
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index, glossary

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This resource strategically traces Greek warfare from 720 to 30 BC and its specific and extensive details-the wars, the troops, the armor, the military tactics, and other factors either affecting or affected by the wars. Read how warfare evolved during the centuries in ancient Greece from rudimentary, non-sophisticated strategies and weaponry to more complex arsenals and tactics. Includes entries on many aspects of war for which ancient Greece is historically recognized, as well as profiles of famous military and civilian leaders, including Alcibiades and Alexander the Great, who were involved in the battles on both land and sea. An extensive bibliography suggests further reading of interest. No other general work on ancient Greek warfare covers the entire period included in this volume.

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Author information

Iain Spence is Senior Lecturer in the School of Classics, History and Religion at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. He is a member of the editorial board of Antichton, the journal of the Australian Society of Classical Studies, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1998.

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The dictionary portion of the text covers the places, people, alliances, battles, and weaponry associated with ancient Greek warfare. Thus, the work is an excellent resource for information on specific wars...specific individuals...on places...on ancient military hardware, weapons, and tactics...For coverage of ancient Greek warfare, no other work provides this depth of detail...Academic libraries that support programs in classics or military history will definitely want to purchase this work. American Reference Books Annual Spence (classics, U. of New South Wales, Australia) included entries on wars, tactics, strategies, material, rulers, writers, cities, countries, plains, and generals in this reference. A quite lengthy introduction, chronology, and substantial bibliography are included... Reference and Research Book News ...well organized and thorough...Spence's book will be useful for undergraduates and specialists alike. CHOICE

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 3 Glossary Chapter 4 Bibliography Chapter 5 About the Author