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Arming Greeks for Battle  

Eero Jarva

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Jan 2013
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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

Arming Romans for Battle  

Duncan B. Campbell

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
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

Innovation and Society in the Roman World  

Miko Flohr

This article assesses the impact of innovation on Roman society. It starts from a critical engagement with past debate about technological progress, which over the past decades has been ... More

Latin Didactic, Scientific, and Technical Literature  

Courtney Roby

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Mar 2015
Roman authors developed a rich and creative literature in Latin on a wide range of scientific and technical subjects, intended for a variety of readerships and spanning many different ... More

Logistics: Sinews of War  

Donald Engels

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter summarizes the basic literature on ancient logistics, and addresses the important limitations of the ancient overland transport of food and water. It then explores the ... More

Science  

Paul T. Keyser

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2012
It is most peculiar that there should be any such thing as Roman science, if by ancient science we mean the sort of thing Greeks did. The genius of Greek science is precisely its weak ... More

Travel and Mobility  

Catherine Hezser

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2012
This article studies ancient Jewish mobility. It lists the practicalities of travel, and then hypothesizes about the social contexts of travel. The article also considers rabbinic ... More

War at Sea  

Philip de Souza

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter presents a description of ancient naval warfare. Ship-to-ship combat was neither the primary purpose of ancient war fleets, nor the typical manifestation of ancient naval ... More

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