New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare[electronic Resource]

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Garrett G. Fagan, Matthew Freeman Trundle
BRILL, 2010 - History - 372 pages
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Ten leading scholars of ancient warfare offer new insights on several aspects of military activity from the Later Bronze Age to the Roman Empire. They make significant contributions to understanding warfare on land and sea, to the social and economic aspects of war, and to battlefield experience. The studies illustrate the ways in which technology, innovation, cultural exchange and tactical developments transformed ancient warfare. Papers survey the armies of Assyria and Persia, the important role of navies and money in transforming Greek warfare, and how Romans learned to fight as soldiers and generals. "New Perspectives on Ancient Warfare" will inspire debate for years to come about the military systems of the ancient world. Contributors are Garrett Fagan, Matthew Trundle, Fernando Rey, Robin Archer, Chris Tuplin, Hans Van Wees, Louis Rawlings, Peter Krentz, Nathan Rosenstein and David Potter
  

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Pg 1-5 War endemic in ancient world. Pg 4 war fought over who owned idols belonging to two obscure deities.

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Weapons Technological Determinism and Ancient Warfare
21
Developments in the Early First Millennium
57
Toward a Reconstruction of the Assyrian Tactical System
81
In Search of Achaemenid Persian Cavalry
101
5 A Cup by Douris and the Battle of Marathon
183
Naval Warfare and Finance in Archaic Eretria
205
7 Coinage and the Transformation of Greek Warfare
227
Questions and Assumptions
253
9 Phalanges In Rome?
289
10 Caesar and the Helvetians
305
Bibliography
331
Index
359
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About the author (2010)

Garrett G. Fagan, PhD (1993) in Roman Studies, McMaster University is Associate Professor of CAMS and History at Penn State University. He has published "Bathing in Public in the Roman World" (1999). His next book, "The Lure of the Arena," will appear in 2010. Matthew Trundle, PhD (1997), in Ancient History, McMaster University, is Senior Lecturer in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has published extensively on Greek warfare's relationship to Greek society including "Greek Mercenaries" (Routledge, 2004).

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