Hoplites : Classical Greek Battle Experience


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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 137.2 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 b&w photograph, 2 line drawings
  • 0415098165
  • 9780415098168
  • 845,035

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"The collection of hitherto unpublished essays brought together by Victor Davis Hanson in this book may be seen as the first scholarly approach we have had to what actually happened in a major battle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

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