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Posted by: Amaral A new overview of warfare in ancient Greece from the Mycenaean Bronze Age down to the Persian Wars, written by Josho Brouwers. Much has already been written on warfare in ancient Greece. Yet there are a number of factors that nevertheless warrant the publication of yet another book on this topic. Firstly, this book provides a detailed, diachronic treatment of a dynamic and formative period of Greek history, from the Mycenaean Bronze Age down to the Persian Wars. Secondly, it offers an up-to-date and detailed treatment of the archaeological evidence in addition to the ancient texts. Thirdly, it places the military developments into their proper cultural and historical contexts: warfare was not merely an activity that ancient peoples frequently engaged in, but served a much broader function as a constituent element of their cultural identities. Using the Homeric epics as a guide, the reader is presented with a cultural history of warriors and warfare in Early Greece: from the chariot-borne soldiers of the Mycenaean palaces to the seaborne raiders of women and cattle of the Dark Age; from the men of bronze who helped liberate Egypt from the Assyrian yoke down to the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. Along the way, a number of detailed issues are considered, including the proper place of the Greek hoplite in the history of the Eastern Mediterranean, the possible origins of the Argive shield, developments in naval warfare, and the activities of Greek mercenaries. This book is an expanded and revised version of the doctoral dissertation on Early Greek warfare by Mediterranean archaeologist Josho Brouwers, editor of Ancient Warfare magazine. It has been completely restructured and reworked to make the text accessible to a general audience, while also offering a detailed treatment of the relevant sources and a further reading section for more serious students and specialists alike. Source: http://migre.me/hOcrR
Posted on: 11/02/2014 07:32:00

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Posted by: .George Washington
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Does this book cover the Trojan War?
Posted on: 11/02/2014 13:34:00
Posted by: achim
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thanks Amaral! I found the Book while discussing some Linnen Torax Issues with the Author of Pylos and Sphakteria, William Shepperd! I will order it shortly! It calls my attention quite powerfully, as it goes directly into one of the most obscure epochs of Greek Histroy, and, hopefully will shed some light on just HOW Hoplite Warfare startet and developed!! Your Word encourage me even further!
Posted on: 11/02/2014 14:48:00
Posted by: Amaral
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Yes, George. I can't imagine Ancient Mycenaean Bronze Age warfare without this reference. Achim, have you seen "Sparta At War: Strategy, Tactics and Campaigns, 950-362 BC" by Scott Rusch? A reviwer of "Spartan Warrior 735-331 BC" recommended it and said both "Sparta at War" and Osprey's "Spartan Warrior" complement each other. I will certainly take look!
Posted on: 12/02/2014 17:55:00
Posted by: achim
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
thks again Amaral! I will certainly have a look at that one too!
Posted on: 12/02/2014 18:10:00
Posted by: Amaral
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De rien.
Posted on: 12/02/2014 23:30:00
Posted by: achim
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Joined Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2013
lol.... merci beaucoup, mes ami....
Posted on: 13/02/2014 17:23:00
Posted by: Isherman
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I bought a pack of trojans once.
Posted on: 13/02/2014 20:37:00
Posted by: Amaral
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Joined Date: Friday, 8 March 2013
Did you at least score?
Posted on: 15/02/2014 03:22:00

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