The Cavalry of Classical Greece: A Social and Miltary History with Particular Reference to Athens / Edition 1

The Cavalry of Classical Greece: A Social and Miltary History with Particular Reference to Athens / Edition 1

by I. G. Spence
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198150288

ISBN-13: 9780198150282

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is the first to examine how classical Greek cavalry actually operated on the battlefield. It looks at its prime characteristics, including mobility, protection, armament, training, leadership, flexibility, and motivation. Until now, it was generally assumed that ancient Greek cavalry was subordinated to the infantry because it was less effective in battle

Overview

This book is the first to examine how classical Greek cavalry actually operated on the battlefield. It looks at its prime characteristics, including mobility, protection, armament, training, leadership, flexibility, and motivation. Until now, it was generally assumed that ancient Greek cavalry was subordinated to the infantry because it was less effective in battle. This book challenges this assumption, analyzing the position of Greek cavalry, and especially the Athenian arm, not only in the battlefield but in society as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198150282
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Platesx
List of Tablesxi
Abbreviationsxii
Introductionxvii
Mapsxxxv
1Greek Cavalry c.500-3001
2The Combat Potential of the Hippeis34
3The Theory and Practice of Cavalry Warfare c.450-300121
4The Hippeis and Society164
Appendices
1Attic Red- and White-Figure Vases with Equestrian Scenes c.530-300231
2Attic Equestrian Reliefs261
3The Parthenon Frieze267
4The Cost of Cavalry Service at Athens272
5A Prosopography of the Athenian Hippeis c.500-300287
6The Hipparch eis Lemnon316
Select Bibliography319
Glossary324
Index330

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