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Soldiers, citizens, and the symbols of war : from Classical Greece to Republican Rome, 500-167 B.C.

Author: Antonio Santosuosso
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive overview of ancient warfare, Antonio Santosuosso explores how the tactical and strategic concepts of warfare changed between the beginning of the fifth century B.C. and the middle of the second century B.C. and why the West-Greece, Macedonia, and Rome-triumphed over the East-understood geographically as Persia or ideologically
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Santosuosso
ISBN: 9780429497247 0429497245 9780429987953 0429987951 9780429965791 0429965796 9780429976872 0429976879
OCLC Number: 1103441132
Notes: First published in 1997.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of figures --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Close array and pointed spears: the ways of the Greek phalanx --
War among the Greeks --
Weapons and armor of the hoplite --
The hoplite in battle --
First blood on the plain of Marathon --
Prologue --
The battle --
Greeks, Persians, and the symbols of war --
A new invasion --
Thermopylae --
Salamis --
Plataea --
The Persian army --
Why the Persians lost --
The symbols of the victorious --
Rich, poor, and the wages of war at the end of the Classical period --
Sailors and social status --
Spartan society --
The mercenary system --
Hoplites and light infantrymen --
Thebes's challenge of Spartan supremacy --
Footmen, horsemen, and the symbols of military might --
The Macedonian army --
The ways of Alexander: Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela --
The keys of Alexander's success --
Religion, warfare, and political power --
A phalanx with joints: the Romans and the heirs of Alexander --
Warfare after Alexander --
The Roman military system --
War as a social organism --
The legion versus the phalanx --
Hannibal as Alexander's heir --
Hannibal's pupil: Scipio Africanus --
The deification of the military leader --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
List of abbreviations --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
About the book and author --
Index.
Responsibility: Antonio Santosuosso.

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In this comprehensive overview of ancient warfare, Antonio Santosuosso explores how the tactical and strategic concepts of warfare changed between the beginning of the fifth century B.C. and the middle of the second century B.C. and why the West-Greece, Macedonia, and Rome-triumphed over the East-understood geographically as Persia or ideologically

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