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The Ancient Greeks at War$
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Louis Rawlings

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719056574

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The Ancient Greeks at War
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Louis Rawlings

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about developments in warfare in Greece from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. It explains that it was usually the citizens who both assembled to take the decision to march out and armed themselves for the undertaking when city-state like Athens and Sparta went to war. This volume considers the role of religion, the nature of the economy and the relationship between the individual and his or her community, before, during and after wars.

Keywords:   warfare, Greece, Late Bronze Age, classical period, citizens, city-states, Athens, Sparta, religion, economy

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