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    DescriptionThis book challenges conventional opinion by arguing that slaves and Helots played an important part in classical Greek warfare. Although rival city-states often used these classes in their own forces or tried to incite their enemies' slaves to rebellion or desertion, such recruitment was ideologically awkward: slaves or Helots, despised and oppressed classes, should have had no part in the military service so closely linked with citizenship, with rule, and even with an individual's basic worth. Consequently, their participation has tended to drop out of the historical record. Focusing on Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon, this study attempts to demonstrate the actual role played by slaves and Helots in warfare, the systematic neglect of the subject by these historians, and the ideologies motivating this reticence.


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    Title
    Slaves, Warfare, and Ideology in the Greek Historians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Hunt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521893909
    ISBN 10: 0521893909
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A31576600
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 355.020938
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    09 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... the best book on ancient Greek slavery ... and arguably one of the most important books in all ancient Greek history'. Slavery and Abolition
    Table of contents
    1. Background: warfare, slavery, and ideology; 2. Herodotus: the Persian Wars; 3. Herodotus: freedom or slavery; 4. Thucydides: Helots and Messenians; 5. Thucydides: manning the navies; 6. Thucydides: encouraging slave desertion; 7. Thucydides: the ideology of citizen unity; 8. Xenophon: ideal rulers, ideal slaves; 9. Xenophon: warfare and revolution; 10. Xenophon: the decline of hoplite ideology; 11. Conclusion: Volones, Mamluks, and Confederates.