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
     
 

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

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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)

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Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Introduction
Maps
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
App. 1. Attic Red- and White-Figure Vases with Equestrian Scenes c. 530-300231
App. 2. Attic Equestrian Reliefs261
App. 3. The Parthenon Frieze267
App. 4. The Cost of Cavalry Service at Athens272
App. 5. A Prosopography of the Athenian Hippeis c. 500-300287
App. 6. The Hipparch eis Lemnon316
Select Bibliography319
Glossary324
Index330

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