War and Society in the Greek World

War and Society in the Greek World

Paperback Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society

Edited by John Rich, Edited by Graham Shipley

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 212mm x 22mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415121663
  • ISBN 13: 9780415121668
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 8 b&w photographs, 7 figures

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The role of warfare is central to our understanding of the ancient Greek world. In this book and the companion work, War and Society in the Roman World, the wider social context of war is explored. This volume examines its impact on Greek society from Homeric times to the age of Alexander and his successors and discusses the significance of the causes and profits of war, the links between war, piracy and slavery, and trade, and the ideology of warfare in literature and sculpture.

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Table of contents

Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction: The Limits of War Graham Shipley 2. War in the Hebrew Bible Robert Carroll 3. Hoplites and Homer: Warfare, Hero Cult, and the Idology of the Polis Huge Bowden 4. War and Raids for Booty in the World of Odysseus Alastar Jackson 5. War, Slavery, and Settlement in Early Greece Tracy Rihll 6. Asia Unmanned: Images of Victory in Classical Athens Edith Hall 7. Farming and Fighting in Ancient Greece Lin Foxhall 8. Warfare, Wealth, and the Crisis of Spartiate Society Steve Hodkinson 9. Warfare, Economy, and Democracy in Classical Athens Paul Millett 10. Alexander and the Macedonian Invasion of Asia: Aspects of the Historiography of War and Empire in Antiquity Michel Austin 11. The Glorious Dead: Commemoration of the Fallen and Portrayal of Victory in the Late Classical and Hellenistic World Ellen Rice Plates 1-4 Index (by Graham Shipley)