Warfare in Ancient Greece: Arms and Armour form the Heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great [NOOK Book]

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The ancient Greeks were a highly educated, literary and artistic race. They were also extremely warlike, living and fighting not only in Greece but in Cyprus, South Italy, Sicily and the vast areas conquered by Alexander the Great. In this breathtaking book, Tim Everson uses the latest research to explore the military might of the Greeks - from teh naked-fighting hoplites to the use of elephants as battle cavalry. Ranging from c. 1550 to 150 BC, Warfare in Ancient Greece encompasses the broad range of weapons, ...
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Warfare in Ancient Greece: Arms and Armour form the Heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great

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Overview

The ancient Greeks were a highly educated, literary and artistic race. They were also extremely warlike, living and fighting not only in Greece but in Cyprus, South Italy, Sicily and the vast areas conquered by Alexander the Great. In this breathtaking book, Tim Everson uses the latest research to explore the military might of the Greeks - from teh naked-fighting hoplites to the use of elephants as battle cavalry. Ranging from c. 1550 to 150 BC, Warfare in Ancient Greece encompasses the broad range of weapons, armour, helmets and chariots used and developed by the Greeks over the centuries. Heinrich Schliemann found the first traces of body armour in the Shaft Graves at Mycenae in the 1870s. Major recent discoveries include the armour of Philip II and the Prodromi cuirass. Tim Everson examines the archaeological evidence of these finds, together with ancient depictions of military equipment on vases and in sculpture. Literary information provided by Homer, Herodotus and Thucydides is also unearthed and compared to modern scholarly reports. Within a broad chronological framework the rise and wane of the chariot, Agamemnon's scale corset, the introduction of chain mail, and the military tactics of the hoplite, or heavy infantryman, are just some of the fascinating elements explored in Warfare in Ancient Greece. This richly illustrated, detailed and accessible book is the first comprehensive survey of ancient Greek warfare for many years. It is also the first to bring the important discoveries of recent times to a wider, non-specialist audience. Warfare in Ancient Greece will appeal to anyone interested in ancient and classical history, as well as historians of warfare and archaeologists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752495064
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 647,586
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Thalia is the awesomest awesome person in the history of awesome. She's so fantabulistic she glows! As for Jordan and Parker... well, their names shouldn't even be capitalized. <p>
    ~€@$T

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Can I join Camp Half-Blood?

    My name is Logan and I am a boy. I am a descendant of Athena, godess of wisdom. I am very smart. I am good with a sword. ~Logan

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Ok

    This is just scary :/

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Lyla to Parker

    I am greek. Although I do not know where the camp is sadly.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    To Parker

    Im on a quest to save new rome so cant need some one to link me to camp half - blood are you roman or greek? For The Gods!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Juice

    Son ares powers every time i fight i get the blessing of ares so i kick butt@###%juixe

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Unknown

    Hi

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Noelle

    My name is Noelle and i am the daughter of Morpheus, god od dreams. I have not spoken to my dad scine the war but he sent me a necklace that gives me the power to put several people into long dream sleep. Is this really the chatroom?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    To below

    I i got some good ones. Like this one: what happens when a ghost haunts a theater? The actors get stage fright. Beat that. I got like a gazillon more

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Lauren

    Im daugter of zures i have a bow an arrow and a prufrum bottle that turnes into a sword when i throw it in the air~lauren

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Thalia

    I was there THIS year du<_>shbag

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Austin to kailey

    You said that you are daughter of artemis. But thats immpossible because artemis swore to never having children. That is why she has the hunt. So really you shouldnt be alive or you are just mistaken about your godly parent.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Dakota to Austin

    IF you guys can except a five year old leader then just say so but if you cant i wont be hurt by it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Frank

    4th legion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Demigod #2

    My name is Selena i am 12 i live in California my dad is Hades for my birthday he gave me a skull ring that turns into a celestial bronze sword when i twist it.Nico and Hazel are my syblings. I am greek. My boyfriend is Leo Valdez.Sooo we are pretty happy together,he always makes me laugh, when im cold he makes fire and hes a great kisser. ;) <3

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    #2

    My person is either posidon or athena. I am greek. My name is katie. I have brown/green eyes, am very smart. Tell me which person it is.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    To thale

    Well i have i was therlast year looking fohalf bloods pluss if you were there i would still be laughing at you pathetic no brain

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