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Arming Greeks for Battle  

Eero Jarva

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Jan 2013
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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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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

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

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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