The Armies of Classical Greece

1st Edition

Everett L. Wheeler

Published March 28, 2007
Reference - 592 Pages
ISBN 9780754626848 - CAT# Y235660
Series: The International Library of Essays on Military History


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The origin of the Western military tradition in Greece 750-362 BC is fraught with controversies, such as the date and nature of the phalanx, the role of agricultural destruction and the existence of rules and ritualistic practices. This volume collects papers significant for specific points in debates or theoretical value in shaping and critiquing controversial viewpoints. An introduction offers a critical analysis of recent trends in ancient military history and provides a bibliographical essay contextualizing the papers within the framework of debates with a guide to further reading.

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