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[SR: 3787529], Paperback, [EAN: 9780801860737], Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Book, [PU: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr], Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, In 490 B.C. a force of some 10,000 Athenians and their allies met a much larger Persian army on the rocky beach at Marathon. The Greeks arrayed themselves in a thin line, advancing on the Persians slowly, then breaking into a run, splitting the center and enfolding the Persian army in their wings. The tactic surprised the Persians, and even some Greeks. But, argues Cambridge University archaeologist A.M. Snodgrass, tactical innovation alone did not carry the day. "We shall never know quite how Marathon was won," he writes, but "the superiority of Greek equipment must have been an important factor here and elsewhere, and at times perhaps a decisive one." The Greeks, in short, were better armed than the Persians, an edge that had evolved over centuries of martial experimentation. Snodgrass traces the development of armor and weapons and the use of adjuncts like cavalry and war dogs through Greek history, from Mycenaean times to the age of Alexander. He notes, gainsaying many other military historians of ancient Greece, that the Greeks were nowhere near as effective in using cavalry as were their opponents, Persian and otherwise; even in Alexander's time, he writes, cavalry was neglected in favor of mass infantry attacks from heavily armed phalanxes--a tactic that must have cost many lives, but that surely put an unholy fear in the Greeks' enemies. Snodgrass's slender volume is a useful companion for students of Herodotus, Xenophon, Homer, and other chroniclers of ancient warfare. --Gregory McNamee, 928378, Greece, 928364, Ancient, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928584, Ancient, 928580, Greece, 928504, Europe, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928746, Uniforms, 928712, Military, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928800, Conventional, 928796, Weapons & Warfare, 928712, Military, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928840, Military Science, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 387261011, Military Engineering, 387257011, Special Topics, 387057011, Engineering, 950756, Professional & Technical, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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[SR: 3787529], Paperback, [EAN: 9780801860737], Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, Book, [PU: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr], Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, In 490 B.C. a force of some 10,000 Athenians and their allies met a much larger Persian army on the rocky beach at Marathon. The Greeks arrayed themselves in a thin line, advancing on the Persians slowly, then breaking into a run, splitting the center and enfolding the Persian army in their wings. The tactic surprised the Persians, and even some Greeks. But, argues Cambridge University archaeologist A.M. Snodgrass, tactical innovation alone did not carry the day. "We shall never know quite how Marathon was won," he writes, but "the superiority of Greek equipment must have been an important factor here and elsewhere, and at times perhaps a decisive one." The Greeks, in short, were better armed than the Persians, an edge that had evolved over centuries of martial experimentation. Snodgrass traces the development of armor and weapons and the use of adjuncts like cavalry and war dogs through Greek history, from Mycenaean times to the age of Alexander. He notes, gainsaying many other military historians of ancient Greece, that the Greeks were nowhere near as effective in using cavalry as were their opponents, Persian and otherwise; even in Alexander's time, he writes, cavalry was neglected in favor of mass infantry attacks from heavily armed phalanxes--a tactic that must have cost many lives, but that surely put an unholy fear in the Greeks' enemies. Snodgrass's slender volume is a useful companion for students of Herodotus, Xenophon, Homer, and other chroniclers of ancient warfare. --Gregory McNamee, 928378, Greece, 928364, Ancient, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928584, Ancient, 928580, Greece, 928504, Europe, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928746, Uniforms, 928712, Military, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928800, Conventional, 928796, Weapons & Warfare, 928712, Military, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 928840, Military Science, 927728, History, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books, 387261011, Military Engineering, 387257011, Special Topics, 387057011, Engineering, 950756, Professional & Technical, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore / London, 1999. (Original edition 1967). 165p. ills.(B&W photographs). Paperback. From the library of the late Prof. W. Geoffrey Arnott. Nice copy. Broschiert In `Arms and Armor of the Greeks`, A.M. Snoddgrass uses literary, archaeological, and artistic evidence to piece together a picture of ancient Greek armory from the Mycenaean period through the compaigns of Alexander the Great. Ancient Greece was neither populous nor rich in natural resources, Snodgrass explains, so it is remarkable that the Greeks succeeded in battle as often as they did. A new afterword written for this edition comments on recent research and discoveries in the field. (Publisher`s information). From the library of the late Prof. W. Geoffrey Arnott. ohne Angabe, [PU: Johns Hopkins University Press]

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In 490 B.C. a force of some 10,000 Athenians and their allies met a much larger Persian army on the rocky beach at Marathon. The Greeks arrayed themselves in a thin line, advancing on the Persians slowly, then breaking into a run, splitting the center and enfolding the Persian army in their wings. The tactic surprised the Persians, and even some Greeks. But, argues Cambridge University archaeologist A.M. Snodgrass, tactical innovation alone did not carry the day. "We shall never know quite how Marathon was won," he writes, but "the superiority of Greek equipment must have been an important factor here and elsewhere, and at times perhaps a decisive one."

The Greeks, in short, were better armed than the Persians, an edge that had evolved over centuries of martial experimentation. Snodgrass traces the development of armor and weapons and the use of adjuncts like cavalry and war dogs through Greek history, from Mycenaean times to the age of Alexander. He notes, gainsaying many other military historians of ancient Greece, that the Greeks were nowhere near as effective in using cavalry as were their opponents, Persian and otherwise; even in Alexander's time, he writes, cavalry was neglected in favor of mass infantry attacks from heavily armed phalanxes--a tactic that must have cost many lives, but that surely put an unholy fear in the Greeks' enemies. Snodgrass's slender volume is a useful companion for students of Herodotus, Xenophon, Homer, and other chroniclers of ancient warfare. --Gregory McNamee

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Publishing year: 1999
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