Название: Understanding Greek Warfare Автор: Matthew A. Sears Издательство: Routledge ISBN: 1138288616 Год: 2019 Формат: PDF Страниц: 235 Для сайта:Mirknig.su Размер: 5,2 МБ Язык: Английский
Understanding Greek Warfare offers a wide-ranging survey of Greek warfare, from the Mycenaeans through to the Hellenistic kingdoms clashes with Rome. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular theme and historical period, and a detailed discussion of the relevant sources, both ancient and modern. This volume covers not only the development of equipment, tactics, strategy, and the major wars of Greek history – the 'drums and trumpets' – it also examines the political, social, and cultural importance of warfare in each period. Each chapter outlines major scholarly debates, such as the true nature of hoplite battle and whether Alexander the Great had a strategic vision beyond conquest, and includes several short selections from the primary literary evidence.