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The Hellenistic World at War: Stagnation or Development?  

John Serrati

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Jan 2013
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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

Imperial Rome at War  

Phyllis Culham

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the war in imperial Rome. The legions in the Principate were highly protected assets, even during an aggressive advance. It is observed that tactical victory on one ... More

War and Society in Greece  

Nicholas V. Sekunda

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Jan 2013
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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 Society in the Roman Empire  

Colin Adams

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Jan 2013
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This chapter describes the status of war and society in the Roman Empire. The bias of the upper classes and fears of the lower are shown. The influences of civil war and rebellion could be ... More

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