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Die Angriffswaffen aus Olympia
     

Die Angriffswaffen aus Olympia

by Holger Baitinger
 

ISBN-10: 3110169991

ISBN-13: 9783110169997

Pub. Date: 09/03/2001

Publisher: De Gruyter

No other archaeological site in Greece has produced more weapons and pieces of armour than the Sacred Grove of Zeus in Olympia. From the 8th to the 5th century BC Greek poleis traditionally dedicated to the Olympic Zeus some of the weapons captured in victorious battles.

The present volume undertakes a scrupulous analysis of the offensive weapons, namely

Overview

No other archaeological site in Greece has produced more weapons and pieces of armour than the Sacred Grove of Zeus in Olympia. From the 8th to the 5th century BC Greek poleis traditionally dedicated to the Olympic Zeus some of the weapons captured in victorious battles.

The present volume undertakes a scrupulous analysis of the offensive weapons, namely arrowheads, missiles, spear heads, spear shafts and swords. The extensive finds are categorised by type and their chronology and distribution are discussed together with their significance for the Sanctuary at Olympia.

The detailed analysis of the finds in Olympia and of comparable finds from the Aegean make this study an authoritative reference work for Greek offensive weapons and provides new insights into warfare in the Archaic and Early Classical periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110169997
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
09/03/2001
Series:
Olympische Forschungen Series , #29
Pages:
269
Product dimensions:
11.02(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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