You are looking at  1-12 of 12 articles  for:

  • Ancient Greek History x
  • Ancient Warfare x
Clear All

View:

Arming Greeks for Battle  

Eero Jarva

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
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

The Athenian Expedition to Sicily  

Lee L. Brice

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
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 Classical Greek Experience  

John W. I. Lee

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
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

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
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

Epaminondas at Leuctra, 371 b.c.  

John Buckler

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
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

Greece: Winning Ways in Warfare  

Paul C. Millett

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter assesses the Greek writing on the subject of warfare. The plausibility of Demosthenes' presentation of Philip's waging of war is also addressed. The issues of orality and ... More

Greek Rituals of War  

Daniel P. Tompkins

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter examines the Greek military ritual of war. It evaluates the recent interpretations of military ritual, indicating that the term “ritual” in the present day has taken on so ... More

The Hellenistic World at War: Stagnation or Development?  

John Serrati

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter describes the effects of warfare in the Hellenistic period, which influenced nearly every aspect of life for people living in the Greek East at the time. The phalanx remained ... More

The Peloponnesian War and Its Sieges  

Michael Seaman

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the sieges of cities, wanton plunder, and massacres in the period of the Peloponnesian War, which contributed more misery to the Greeks than all previous wars and ... More

The Three Thousand: Alexander’s Infantry Guard  

Waldemar Heckel

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter reviews the infantry guard of Alexander the Great. Macedonian hypaspists were first manifested in Alexander's campaign against the so-called independent Thracians. In addition ... More

War and Society in Greece  

Nicholas V. Sekunda

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter explains Greek warfare and society. The concept of the soldier-citizen was an important component in the Greek city-state or polis. The large-scale wars that took place ... More

War and Warfare in Ancient Greece  

Louis Rawlings

Print publication date:
Jan 2013
Online publication date:
Jan 2013
This chapter reviews some of the main elements of warfare conducted by the Greeks between the eighth and third centuries. The hybristic acts of the enemy have been regarded as sufficient ... More

View: