Ancient Greek Fortifications 500–300 BC

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Ancient Greek Fortifications 500–300 BC

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The development of the city-state in the Classical period of Greek history ensured a shift in the nature of fortifications in the region. No longer were fortresses designed to defend a ruler and his entourage, rather the whole of the citizen body had to be protected against any outside threats. The enceintes of these Greek city-states did not have to be very high or strong as city-state conflict was still decided by spear and shield, though some thought was still given to the science of fortification. This book details the construction and ongoing development of the defences that protected some of the most illustrious sites in Greece during the most famous period of her history.

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Published Jan 31 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768847
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 52 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 40
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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