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Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano


This book takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping the Greek polis? In the nineteenth century, George Grote argued that the phalanx battle formation of the hoplite farmer citizen-soldier was the driving force behind a revolution in Greek social, political, and cultural institutions. Throughout the twentieth century scholars developed and refined this grand hoplite narrative with the help of archaeology. But over the past thirty years scholars ... More

Keywords: archaic Greeks, hoplite warfare, Greek hoplites, citizen-soldier, Greek history, Greek culture, polis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691143019
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Kagan, editor
Yale University

Gregory F. Viggiano, editor
Sacred Heart University

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