Soldiers, Citizens, And The Symbols Of War: From Classical Greece To Republican Rome, 500-167 B.c., 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Soldiers, Citizens, And The Symbols Of War

From Classical Greece To Republican Rome, 500-167 B.c., 1st Edition

By 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

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Antonio Santosuosso is professor of history at the University of Western Ontario.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General