Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

by Donald Kagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691143013

ISBN-13: 9780691143019

Pub. Date: 06/09/2013

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"This is the new hoplite book everyone has been waiting for—punchy, stimulating, up-to-date, and full of excitement and contention, like a hoplite scrum."—John Ma, University of Oxford

"Controversies of great interest surround the topic of hoplite warfare and its connections to Greek society and culture. The scholars contributing to this

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"This is the new hoplite book everyone has been waiting for—punchy, stimulating, up-to-date, and full of excitement and contention, like a hoplite scrum."—John Ma, University of Oxford

"Controversies of great interest surround the topic of hoplite warfare and its connections to Greek society and culture. The scholars contributing to this excellent volume include some of the best in the world. The chapters present often-divergent views on crucial issues. Scholars of Greek military history, war and society, and archaic Greece will want to consult this important collection."—Peter Hunt, University of Colorado, Boulder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691143019
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2013
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
574,969
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures vii
Preface Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano ix
Introduction Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano xi
Chapter 1 The Hoplite Debate, Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano1
Chapter 2 The Arms, Armor, and Iconography of Early Greek Hoplite Warfare, Gregory F. Viggiano and Hans van Wees 57
Chapter 3 Hoplitai/Politai: Refighting Ancient Battles, Paul Cartledge 74
Chapter 4 Setting the Frame Chronologically, Anthony Snodgrass 85
Chapter 5 Early Greek Infantry Fighting in a Mediterranean Context, Kurt A. Raaflaub 95
Chapter 6 The Hoplite Revolution and the Rise of the Polis, Gregory F. Viggiano 112
Chapter 7 Hoplite Hell: How Hoplites Fought, Peter Krentz 134
Chapter 8 Large Weapons, Small Greeks: The Practical Limitations of Hoplite Weapons and Equipment, Adam Schwartz 157
Chapter 9 Not Patriots, Not Farmers, Not Amateurs: Greek Soldiers of Fortune and the Origins of Hoplite Warfare, John R. Hale 176
Chapter 10 Can We See the "Hoplite Revolution" on the Ground? Archaeological Landscapes, Material Culture, and Social Status in Early Greece, Lin Foxhall 194
Chapter 11 Farmers and Hoplites: Models of Historical Development, Hans van Wees 222
Chapter 12 The Hoplite Narrative, Victor Davis Hanson 256
List of Contributors 277
Index 279

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