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Hoplitai/Politai: Refighting Ancient Battles

Paul Cartledge

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter notes and welcomes the shift in the study of ancient Greek warfare over the past thirty years from the “narrowly technical” toward sociopolitical issues and approaches. It also examines ... More


The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195375183
eISBN:
9780199896721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book elucidates the ways in which the slogan of freedom emerged and developed into the fundamental principle of Greek diplomacy and politics, before the Romans appropriated and used it to ... More


From Migrants to Masters of the Middle East

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

in Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the reasons for the success of the Parthians in their rise from a minor nomadic group to a dominant imperial force. It analyzes the most important cultural factors of the early ... More


War and economy

Louis Rawlings

in The Ancient Greeks at War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719056574
eISBN:
9781781700839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719056574.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter analyzes ancient Greek warfare in economic terms. Economic motivations can play a part in the reasons for waging war and on the course campaigns take. Also economic resources are ... More


Reciprocity and the Warrior Ethos

Neil C. Renic

in Asymmetric Killing: Risk Avoidance, Just War, and the Warrior Ethos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198851462
eISBN:
9780191886065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851462.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter locates the role of reciprocal risk within the warrior ethos. It first outlines that exposure to personal, physical risk has long been regarded as a key element in the ethos-based ... More


The Empire Strikes Back

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

in Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter investigates the initial failure of the Seleucids in their attempt to reclaim the lost lands of the east. It discusses the failed eastern expedition of Seleucus II; however, its focus is ... More


The Climax of the Seleucid-Parthian Rivalry

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

in Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the contexts and consequences of the last great Seleucid campaign in the Middle East. The new rivalry of the Seleucids and Parthians was highly volatile. Yet the potential ... More


Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East

Nikolaus Leo Overtoom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190888329
eISBN:
9780190888350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888329.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

From minor nomadic tribe to major world empire, the story of the Parthians’ success in the ancient world is nothing short of remarkable. In their early history, the Parthians benefited from strong ... More


With (a) God on Our Side: Ancient Ritual Practices and Imagery in Flavian Epic

Marco Fucecchi

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates that ancient religious rituals (euocatio and translatiodeorum), connected with war or motivated by other situations of crisis in the life of Roman republican society, play a ... More


Athens After Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian

Ian Worthington

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190633981
eISBN:
9780190634018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633981.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

When we think of ancient Athens, the image invariably coming to mind is of the Classical city, with monuments beautifying everywhere; the Agora swarming with people conducting business and discussing ... More


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