Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100–700 BC cover
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The period from 1200 BC onwards saw vast changes in every aspect of life on both the Greek mainland and islands as monarchies disappeared and were replaced by aristocratic rule and a new form of community developed: the city-state. Alongside these changes a new style of warfare developed which was to be the determining factor in land warfare in Greece until the defeat of the Greek city-state by the might of Macedonia at Chaeronea in 338 BC. This mode of warfare was based on a group of heavily armed infantrymen organized in a phalanx formation – the classic hoplite formation – and remained the system throughout the classical Greek period. This new title details this pivotal period that saw the transition from the Bronze Age warriors of Homer to the origins of the men who fought the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chronology Historical background Military organisation Weapons Chariotry Siege warfare Naval warfare The life of the warrior Warfare War campaigns museums and electronic resources Bibliography Glossary Index

Product details

Published 25 Aug 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472815590
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 43 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 180
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Raffaele D’Amato

Raffaele D'Amato, PhD, is the author of some 40 bo…

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Andrea Salimbeti

Andrea Salimbeti has had a lifelong interest in an…

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Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

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