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Men of BronzeHoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece$
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Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691143019

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.001.0001

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Setting the Frame Chronologically

Setting the Frame Chronologically

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(p.85) Chapter 4 Setting the Frame Chronologically
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Men of Bronze
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Anthony Snodgrass

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0004

This chapter lays out the chronological framework for the history of hoplite warfare. It discusses the impact that the studies of Homeric warfare have had on the orthodoxy. This chapter considers the problems posed by the evidence of iconography and archaeology, especially the dedications of actual armor in the sanctuaries at Olympia and Delphi, and the various philological and historical approaches that scholars have applied to the literary sources. It also notes the potential significance that a certain evolutionary model for the creation of the Homeric epics has when historians use the poems to understand archaic warfare and its relation to the polis. While reaffirming a gradualist position on the hoplite reform, the chapter also underscores the often overlooked common ground among scholars involved in the debate.

Keywords:   chronological framework, hoplite warfare, Homeric warfare, hoplite iconography, archaeology, literary sources, poetry, Homeric epics, gradualism, hoplite reform

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