Anthony Snodgrass: Arms and Armor of the Greeks

R historians eg Lorimer H Hecken Dr H W Catling Gero von Merhart and W D onna and critiued their evidence weighing it to his own studies and the evidence The relevant artifacts were described and divided into relevant groups Information about the artifacts was also provided such as the museum catalogue numbers and where they were found I felt that the author s conclusions were well founded on the evidence an. Ycenaean period through the campaigns of Alexander the Great Ancient Greece was neither populous nor rich in natural resources Snodgrass explains so it is rema.

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D critical reason This is a new edition of the original book from 1967 published in 1999 The only difference is an afterword in which Snodgrass comments on the state of then current research Otherwise this is ust as useful an introduction to newcomers to ancient Greek warfare as the original book Written by an archaeologist it offers a practical approach to the field than similar books written by historian. Rkable 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 fie.

The book covered the topics of the various Greek military weapons and armor from the Mycenaean age until the sixth century BC including the helmet shield body armor sword spear the bow and arrow the chariot horses and their armor the ax and the sling Primary source literary evidences were considered such as the Homeric poems and other contemporary poetry and later writers The author cited works of many othe. In Arms and Armor of the Greeks A M Snodgrass uses literary archaeological and artistic evidence to piece together a picture of ancient Greek armory from the

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