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The Archaeology of War  

Simon James

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This chapter concentrates on the contribution of archaeology to understanding aspects of ancient warfare, archaeological methodology, and its achievements and problems in the context of ... More

Arming Greeks for Battle  

Eero Jarva

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This chapter explores the Greek armored infantrymen and the weapons they carried. The hoplite shield is called Argive. The Boeotian is a shield that appears on seventh- and sixth-century ... More

Arming Romans for Battle  

Duncan B. Campbell

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This chapter reports on the understanding on Roman armor, specifically discussing the development of Roman arms and armor. Archaeology offers actual examples of Roman arms and armor. Polybius ... More

The Athenian Expedition to Sicily  

Lee L. Brice

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This chapter discusses the Sicilian Expedition by Athens. Athens sent a large military force to Sicily in what has come to be called the Sicilian Expedition. The expedition, which grew ... More

The Business of War: Mercenaries  

Matthew Trundle

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This chapter investigates the mercenaries in the Greek world. Mercenaries became stained with the brush of tyranny. The connection of tyrants and mercenaries continued into the Hellenistic ... More

The Classical Greek Experience  

John W. I. Lee

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This chapter introduces the diverse troops, equipment, formations, and tactics that characterized the period from about 500–350 BC, exploring non-Greek as well as Greek military forces. ... More

Demetrius “the Besieger” and Hellenistic Warfare  

Thomas R. Martin

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This chapter describes the ideas of Demetrius Poliorcetes on Hellenistic warfare, specifically taking the conventional position that Hellenistic warfare designates warfare as conducted and ... More

The Development and Training of Cavalry in Greece and Rome  

Ann Hyland

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This chapter explores the development and training of Greek and Roman cavalries. Xenophon discussed Greek and Roman cavalry training, and much of his advice is present in modern horsemanship ... More

Epaminondas at Leuctra, 371 b.c.  

John Buckler

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This chapter addresses the time of Theban general Epaminondas at Leuctra, specifically reviewing his battle in Leuctra. Leuctra in 371 BC was established as one of the most dramatic and ... More

Finding the Enemy: Military Intelligence  

Frank Russell

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This chapter analyzes tactical intelligence, following a division by posture: offensive and mobile, and defensive or localized. There was an increase in the use of vanguards among the ... More

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