Hoplites: Classical Greek Battle Experience

Hoplites: Classical Greek Battle Experience


Edited by Victor Davis Hanson

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415098165
  • ISBN 13: 9780415098168
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 1 b&w photograph, 2 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 658,939

Product description

Incorporating research found in ancient literary, iconographic, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, this book explores the experiences of the soldiers who conducted battle on the small plains of ancient Greece. The volume, which draws on the accumulated expertise of nine American and British scholars, emphasizes the actual techniques of fighting and practical concerns as the use of commands, music in warfare, the use of "dog-tags", and ritual on the battlefield.

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Review quote

"The collection of hitherto unpublished essays brought together by Victor Davis Hanson in this book may be seen as the first scholarly approach we have had to what actually happened in a major battle between Greek city-states in classical times."-"The Classical Review ." . . indispensable for any serious student of Greek warfare or Greek society. . . . readily accessible to a wide audience."-"Classical World

Table of contents

The men and their equipment; the environment of battle; Hoplite tradition and practice.