War and Society in the Greek World

ISBN-10: 0415121663
ISBN-13: 9780415121668
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/31/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The role of warfare is central to our understanding of the ancient Greek world. In this book, and the companion work,War and Society in the Roman World, the wider social context of war is explored. This volume examines its impact on Greek society from Homeric times to the age of Alexander and his successors and discusses the significance of the causes and profits of war, the links between war, piracy and slavery, and trade, as well as the ideology of warfare in literature and sculpture.

Preface Abbreviations
Introduction: The Limits of War
War in the Hebrew Bible
Hoplites and Homer: Warfare, Hero Cult, and the Idology of the Polis
War and Raids for Booty in the World of Odysseus
War, Slavery, and Settlement in Early Greece
Asia Unmanned: Images of Victory in Classical Athens
Farming and Fighting in Ancient Greece
Warfare, Wealth, and the Crisis of Spartiate Society
Warfare, Economy, and Democracy in Classical Athens
Alexander and the Macedonian Invasion of Asia: Aspects of the Historiography of War and Empire in Antiquity
The Glorious Dead: Commemoration of the Fallen and Portrayal of Victory in the Late Classical and Hellenistic World Ellen Rice Plates 1-4
Index (by Graham Shipley)

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