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    Soldiers, Citizens, and the Symbols of War: From Classical Greece to Republican Rome, 500-167BC (History & Warfare (Hardcover)) (Paperback) By (author) Antonio Santosuosso

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    DescriptionIn this comprehensive overview of ancient warfare, Antonio Santosuosso explores how the tactical and strategic concepts of warfare changed between the beginning of the fifth century b.c. and the middle of the second century b.c. and why the West--Greece, Macedonia, and Rome--triumphed over the East--understood geographically as Persia or ideologically as Carthage. He also shows how the role of warrior related to the role of citizen and how the symbols and propaganda stemming from war emphasized and promoted the values of Western societies.When considering the evolving role of the citizen as warrior, Santosuosso finds that these roles were indistinguishable from each other in the earlier stages of classical Greece. The Peloponnesian War, however, challenged this system by introducing new army types, such as mercenaries, peltasts, and light infantry. Soon after, Macedonia introduced the cavalry, thrusting it, along with heavy infantry, into a place of prominence and diminishing the complementary roles of citizen and warrior typical of earlier times. Later, the advent of the Roman legion continued this evolution, altering again the place of the citizen in ancient society.Rich in analysis, Soldiers, Citizens, and the Symbols of War is a valuable and accessible source for students of ancient warfare and classical society and provides thorough coverage of the major battles of antiquity--Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, Sphacteria, Leuctra, Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Synoscephalae, Pydna, Trebia, Cannae, Ilipa, and Zama.


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    Title
    Soldiers, Citizens, and the Symbols of War
    Subtitle
    From Classical Greece to Republican Rome, 500-167BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antonio Santosuosso
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813332772
    ISBN 10: 081333277X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    DC21: 355.02093
    DC22: 355/.0093, 355.0093
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
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    LC classification: U29.S25 19, U29 .S25 1997
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    Illustrations note
    30 figures, glossary, biblio, index
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Westview Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Boulder, CO
    Author Information
    Antonio Santosuosso is professor of history at the University of Western Ontario .
    Table of contents
    * Introduction * Close Array and Pointed Spears: The Ways of the Greek Phalanx * First Blood on the Plain of Marathon * Greeks, Persians, and the Symbols of War * Rich, Poor, and the Wages of War at the End of the Classical Period * Footmen, Horsemen, and the Symbols of Military Might * A Phalanx with Joints: The Romans and the Heirs of Alexander * Conclusion