By Tim Everson
The traditional Greeks have been a hugely proficient, literary and creative race. They have been additionally super warlike, residing and combating not just in Greece yet in Cyprus, South Italy, Sicily and the giant components conquered by means of Alexander the nice. during this breathtaking publication, Tim Everson makes use of the newest study to discover the army may possibly of the Greeks - from teh naked-fighting hoplites to using elephants as conflict cavalry. starting from c. 1550 to one hundred fifty BC, war in old Greece encompasses the extensive diversity of guns, armour, helmets and chariots used and constructed via the Greeks over the centuries. Heinrich Schliemann stumbled on the 1st strains of physique armour within the Shaft Graves at Mycenae within the 1870s. significant fresh discoveries contain the armour of Philip II and the Prodromi cuirass. Tim Everson examines the archaeological facts of those reveals, including historical depictions of army gear on vases and in sculpture. Literary details supplied via Homer, Herodotus and Thucydides can also be unearthed and in comparison to smooth scholarly stories. inside a huge chronological framework the increase and wane of the chariot, Agamemnon's scale corset, the creation of chain mail, and the army strategies of the hoplite, or heavy infantryman, are only the various attention-grabbing parts explored in struggle in old Greece. This richly illustrated, certain and available booklet is the 1st finished survey of historical Greek struggle for a few years. it's also the 1st to carry the real discoveries of contemporary instances to a much broader, non-specialist viewers. war in historical Greece will attract an individual attracted to old and classical historical past, in addition to historians of conflict and archaeologists.
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Warfare in Ancient Greece: Arms and Armour from the Heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great by Tim Everson