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  Warfare in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Death, Burial, and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece
The heavy bronze shield, which was secured on the left arm and hand by a metal band on its inner rim, was the most important part of a hoplite's panoply, as it was his chief defense.
In nearly every medium of Attic art of the sixth century B.C., the hoplite and warfare feature prominently, as military service was a primary distinction of citizenship—a mark of status and often of wealth, as well as a means of attaining glory.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/gwar/hd_gwar.htm   (487 words)

  
  Ancient warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient warfare is war as conducted from the beginnings of recorded history to the end of the ancient period.
Warfare became more intense, ruthless and much more decisive during the Warring States Period, in which great social and political change was accompanied by the end of the system of chariot warfare and the adoption of mass infantry armies.
This pattern of warfare was broken during the Peloponnesian War, when Athens's command of the sea allowed the city to ignore the destruction of the Athenian crops by Sparta and her allies by shipping grain into the city from the Crimea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ancient_warfare   (5901 words)

  
 Guerrilla warfare - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Guerrilla warfare is one of the oldest forms of asymmetric warfare.
While "asymmetric warfare" is the military term for guerrilla tactics, in present times when abhorent tactics are commonly used, it is often referred to in the pejorative as "terrorism".
Guerrillas are in danger of not being recognized as lawful combatants because they may not wear a uniform, (to mingle with the local population), or their uniform and distinctive emblems may not be recognised as such by their opponents.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/g/u/e/Guerrilla.html   (3755 words)

  
 Ancient Celtic Warfare
The ancient Celtic warriors engaged their enemy as if they would defeat them simply by overrunning them, trusting their brute force more than elaborate tactics and clever strategies.
In battles, the Celts also made use of what has been dubbed "psychological warfare." Before actually engaging the enemy, they are said to having made a horrible noise by clashing their weapons against their shields, crying and singing, with horns (carnyx) being blown and maybe drums being beaten.
Evidently, to actually defeat the Celts was not as easy as the ancient historians wanted their readers to believe, since quite a number of reports tell us that the Celts continued to fight valiantly to the end, even when the battle already was lost.
www.applewarrior.com /celticwell/ejournal/beltane/warfare.htm   (2672 words)

  
 Siege Warfare in Ancient Egypt
It is clear that the Egyptians did posses the means to conduct siege warfare, though in reality, like other powers in the region such as the Assyrian, they tried to avoid this type of battle where possible.
While some of the Lower Egyptian towns were besieged, Piye decided against this in the case of Memphis after Tefnakht had gone north to raise troops for the defense of the city.
Early siege warfare was undoubtedly a costly affair from the standpoint of human life, though in some situations the king's may have looked upon this as simply a loss of resources.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/siegewarfare.htm   (2446 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Ancient Siege Warfare: Books: Paul B. Kern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ancient siege warfare was a form of total war that often ended in the sack of a city and the massacre or enslavement of entire populations.
The ancient Hebrew prophets and Greek poets described siege warfare as a world without limits or structure or morality, in which men violated deep-seated taboos about sex, pregnancy, and death.
It is at times plodding and repetitive, however it does an excellent job of emphasizing the importance of siege warfare in the ancient world.
www.amazon.ca /Ancient-Siege-Warfare-Paul-Kern/dp/0253335469   (898 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Ancient Siege Warfare: English Books: Paul B. Kern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ancient siege warfare was a form of total war that often ended in the destruction of an entire city and the massacre or enslavement of its population.
In Ancient Siege Warfare, Paul Bentley Kern, Professor of History at the University of Indiana Northwest, examines siege warfare from its origins, its fortifications and machinery used.
If you are looking for a detailed account of how siege operations were carried out in ancient times and the result of those sieges then this is the book for you.
www.amazon.de /Ancient-Siege-Warfare-Paul-Kern/dp/0253335469   (663 words)

  
 Ancient Warfare - Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
No matter how much modern warfare owes to science and technology, no matter how much effort modern soldiers have devoted to rational consideration of the problems of war, the way we fight is influenced by habits, traditions and customs which can be traced to the beginning of recorded history.
This style of warfare may seem simple, even crude, but it was in fact the result of centuries of evolution.
It was fought by the men who owned the land, in protection of that land, and yet it was fought away from the cities themselves so that non-combatants were largely spared the usual miseries of war.
www.fighttimes.com /magazine/magazine.asp?article=484   (1160 words)

  
 ANCIENT DISCOVERIES: Ancient Warfare - showing on The History Channel
We imagine our hi-tech jet age to be unimaginable event to those living two generations ago, but this series explores the amazing technology of the Classical World and asks why, with all these incredible devices, the Industrial Revolution did not happen 2000 years earlier.
Warfare was a way of life in the ancient world - the terrible power of tanks, machine guns, missile launchers and devastating flamethrowers was felt on the battlefields of the ancients.
Ancient warfare was every bit as technical and lethal as the warfare of today.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/tv_guide/full_details/Ancient_history/programme_2681.php   (275 words)

  
 NEXUS: Ancient Atomic Warfare? - Part 1/2
One early theory was that these forts are located on ancient volcanoes (or the remains of them) and that the people used molten stone ejected from eruptions to build their settlements.
While ancient astronaut theorists may believe that extraterrestrials with their atomic weapons vitrified these walls, it seems more likely that they are the result of a man-made apocalypse of a chemical nature.
Sprague de Camp mentions in his book, The Ancient Engineers,13 that at some point it was found that petroleum, which seeps out of the ground in Iraq and elsewhere, made an ideal base for incendiary mixtures because it could be squirted from syringes of the sort then used in fighting fires.
www.nexusmagazine.com /articles/ancatomicwar1.html   (6889 words)

  
 Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine - Home
Ancient Warfare is the new full color magazine about the soldiers, generals and wars of the Ancient World (ca.
Ancient Warfare is published 6 times per year and features articles written by expert authors and illustrations by renowned artists.
This may be a famous or not so well-known campaign, a leader or a more general theme such as siege warfare or artillery.
www.ancient-warfare.com   (173 words)

  
 Blackwell Online - Ancient Warfare
Many aspects of ancient warfare are examined from philosophy to the technical skills needed to fight"--Provided by publisher.
Greek and Roman warfare differed from other cultures and was unlike any other forms of warfare before and after.
All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined - from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight.
bookshop.blackwell.co.uk /jsp/id/0192804707   (334 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Warfare in the Ancient World: Books: Brian Todd Carey,Joshua B. Allfree,John Cairns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Warfare in the Ancient World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe between the rise of civilization in Mesopotamia in the late fourth millenium BC and the fall of Rome.
Warfare in the Ancient World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe over a period of 2000 years.
I was required to read Professor Carey's "Warfare in the Ancient World" as a reader for his Ancient Military History class at the American Military University.
www.amazon.co.uk /Warfare-Ancient-World-Brian-Carey/dp/1844151735   (913 words)

  
 Military History Books
This classic work on warfare examines the careers of six famous commanders from the middle ages through to the 18th century.
In this remarkable one-volume encyclopedia of the history and culture of warfare - from the origins of war to the Balkan conflict today -150 distinguished military historians, writing in 570 articles, combine the latest in contemporary scholarship with compelling historical narrative to present a fascinating chronicle.
Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from the Vikings to the Plains Indians, this wide-ranging look at war and brutality convincingly illustrates that prehistoric warfare was more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war.
www.dropbears.com /b/broughsbooks/military/history_of_warfare.htm   (1182 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Smithsonian History of Warfare): Books: Victor Davis Hanson,John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The ancient Greeks—who believed war was the most important of human endeavors—bequeathed to the West an incomparable military legacy that still influences the structure of armies and doctrine today.
The series of Cassell's History of Warfare, edited by John Keegan, started coming out a couple of years ago in an oversized hardback format encrusted with graphics and large type in the style of the age.
Anyone interested in the ancient Greeks owes it to themselves to read this and, if possible, "The Western Way of War." It is utterly impossible to properly understand Hellenic culture without understanding how and why they fought.
www.amazon.com /Ancient-Greeks-Smithsonian-History-Warfare/dp/1588341895   (2589 words)

  
 Ancient Greek warfare free essays
Ancient Greek warfare After the Dark Ages in ancient Greece, a new system of warfare evolved; weaponry, tactics, ideas and formations changed.
Modified by Philip II and mainly by Alexander the Great after the Macedonians conquered Greece, this new age of warfare lasted until the rise of the Roman Empire, when new tactics and the legion formation became the general methods of battle.
The new "breakthrough" in military affairs was due largely to a new type of formation of infantry men, or hoplites.
www.needfreeessays.com /viewpaper/16690.html   (271 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: Ancient Warfare: Harry Sidebottom
The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a "Western Way of War," in which the aim is an open, decisive battle--won by courage instilled, in part, by discipline.
All aspects of ancient warfare are thoroughly examined--from philosophy and strategy to the technical skills needed to fight.
Sidebottom examines war in the wider context, showing how wars were able to shape classical society, and how an individual's identity was sometimes constructed by war, as in the case of the Christian soldier fighting in God's name.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/he/subject/History/WorldHistory/Chronological/AncientHistory/?view=usa&ci=9780192804709   (285 words)

  
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The successor to Charlemagne's empire was a political entity known as the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806 A.D.), which marked the end of the Dark Ages and introduced a very prolonged period of warfare, death and disease.
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 Information About Ancient Warfare Site
Conversions from the ancient language directly into modern English reflect the idiosyncrasies of Aramaic, which much like Hebrew and Arabic have many levels of meaning and words organized in a poetic system.
Elaine plans to follow ancient trailThis is Bradford, UK - 6 hours agoThere are few obvious similarities between Yorkshire's Three Peaks and a five-day trek along the ancient Inca highway.
Elrond did not speak again until the sun was balanced on the horizon, netted by the branches of the ancient oaks.
www.ancient365.info /directory/Ancient-Warfare   (536 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Ancient Siege Warfare: Books: Paul Bentley Kern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is an excellent book if you are interested mainly in warfare in the Mediterranean and in Classical Greece and the Hellenistic period.
There is no information at all on siege warfare outside the Middle East and Mediterranean world.
The book gives plenty of examples from history (including well known leaders such as Alexander and Hannibal, and less well known leaders and their battles) about how sieges were conducted and how the inhabitants responded (mass suidice seemed to have been a frequent solution).
www.amazon.co.uk /Ancient-Siege-Warfare-Paul-Bentley/dp/0253335469   (700 words)

  
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"All warfare is based on deception." ["War is an aberration of Dao" - A more accurate translation indicating that war places the universe in disharmony.] Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far...
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 Ancient Warfare
It is impossible to study ancient history without studying ancient warfare.
A number of issues relevant to ancient warfare will be addressed, including the details of tactics and logistics, the role of the soldier within society, and the repercussions of the general transition in both Greek and Roman civilization from citizen militia to professional army.
Since the study of history is as much concerned with the questions asked as the answers, you must examine your own assumptions about the topic as you work towards a consistent method of interpretation.
www.stolaf.edu /courses/2002sem1/History/103   (1130 words)

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