The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World

Hardcover | January 14, 2013

EditorBrian Campbell, Lawrence A. Tritle

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War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters - violent and bloody for the participants - and thus war was a very personal experience. Nevertheless, warfare andits conduct often had significant economic, social, or political consequences. The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World offers a critical examination of war and organized violence, and their relevance beyond the battlefield. The volume's introduction begins with the ancient sources for the writing of war, preceded by broad surveys of warfare in ancient Greece andRome. Also included herein are chapters analyzing new finds in battlefield archaeology and how the environment affected the ancient practice of war. A second section is comprised of broad narratives of classical societies at war, covering the expanse from classical Greece through to the later RomanEmpire. Part III contains thematic discussions that examine closely the nature of battle: what soldiers experienced as they fought; the challenges of conducting war at sea; how the wounded were treated. A final section offers six exemplary case studies, including analyses of the Peloponnesian War,the Second Punic War, and Rome's war with Sasanian Persia. The handbook closes with an epilogue that offers an exploration of the legacy of classical warfare.

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War lay at the heart of much of life in the classical world, from conflicts between tribes or states to internal or civil wars. Battles were resolved by face-to-face encounters - violent and bloody for the participants - and thus war was a very personal experience. Nevertheless, warfare andits conduct often had significant economic, so...

Brian Campbell is Professor of Roman History at Queen's University Belfast. Lawrence A. Tritle is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsContributorsAbbreviations and Spelling NormsChronologyEditor's IntroductionPART I Introduction: The Classical World at War1. L. Rawlings: War and Warfare in Ancient Greece2. Randall Howarth: War and Warfare in Ancient Rome3. Writers on WarP.C. Millett: a. Greece: Winning Ways in WarfareMichael Lovano: b. Rome: A Story of Conflict4. S. James: The Archeology of War5. J. Donald Hughes: Warfare and Environment in the Ancient WorldPART II The Face of Battle in the Classical World6. John W.I. Lee: The Classical Greek Experience7. Waldemar Heckel: The Three Thousand: Alexander's Infantry Guard8. John Serrati: The Hellenistic Experience with War: Stagnation or Development?9. N. Sekunda: War and Society in Greece10. Michael Sage: The Rise of Rome11. Phyllis Culham: War in Imperial Rome12. Colin Adams: War and Society in the Roman EmpirePART III Impacts and Techniques: War in the Classical World13. L.A. Tritle: Men at War14. Christine Salazar: Sick and Wounded15. Stefan Chrissanthos: Discipline16. Matthew Trundle: Mercenaries17. Donald Engels: Logistics: Sinews of War18. Philip de Souza: War at Sea19. Arms and ArmorEero Jarva: a. GreekDuncan B. Campbell: b. Roman20. Angelos Chaniotis: Under Siege: Challenges, Experiences, and Emotions21. Rosemary Moore: Generalship22. Frank Russell: Military Intelligence23. Ann Hyland: War and Animalsa. Horses for War: Breeding and Keeping a Warhorseb. The Development and Training of Cavalry in Greece and Rome24. Daniel Tompkins: Greek Rituals of War25. John Rich: Roman Rituals of War26. Fighting the OtherBruce Laforse: a. Achaemenid PersiansPeter Wells: b. The Germanic and Danubian Transfrontier PeoplesScott McDonough: c. Military and Society in Sasanian IranPART IV Case Studies: The Classical World at War27. Lee Brice: The Athenian Expedition to Sicily28. Michael Seaman: The Peloponnesian War and its Sieges29. John Buckler: Epaminondas at Leuctra, 371 BC30. Thomas R. Martin: Demetrius Poliorcetes and Hellenistic Warfare31. Dexter Hoyos: The Second Punic War32. A.D. Lee: The Eastern Frontier in Late Antiquity: Roman Warfare with Sasanian PersiaThomas Palaima and L.A. Tritle: Epilogue: The Legacy of Classical WarfareIndex