mercenaries of the Hellenistic world by G. T. Griffith

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Published by Bouma"s Boekhuis in Groningen .

Written in English

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  • Greece

Subjects:

  • Greek mercenaries,
  • Greece -- History, Military -- To 146 B.C

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Book details

Statementby G.T. Griffith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDF89 .G7 1968
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 340 p.
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5678031M
LC Control Number68143118

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It supplemented a book from H.W. Parke published two years before on Greek mercenaries of the Hellenistic world book soldiers up to the battle of Ipsus ( BC) by focusing on all mercenaries of the Hellenistic world down to the Second century BC, not only the Greek ones and not only the ones used by the Macedonian Kings and their Successors/5(6).

Originally published inthis book provides a detailed history of the employment of mercenaries in the Hellenistic period.

Griffith discusses how and why mercenaries were used after the death of Alexander the Great by the Seleucids, Ptolemies, the Greek League and other powers active before the rise of Rome, and includes a section contrasting the pay and maintenance of mercenaries Brand: Cambridge University Press.

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Genre/Form: Military history: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Griffith, G.T. (Guy Thompson). Mercenaries of the Hellenistic world. New York: AMS Press, First of all, and although relying and building upon the two classical works in this area (Parke, Greek mercenary soldiers from earliest times to the battle of Ipsus,and Griffith, the mercenaries of the Hellenistic world, ), it does have quite a bit to add, largely because it examines the specifics of being a Greek by:   Originally published inthis book provides a detailed history of the employment of mercenaries in the Hellenistic period.

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Genre/Form: Military history: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Griffith, G. (Guy Thompson) Mercenaries of the Hellenistic world. Groningen, Bouma's. The proportion of mercenaries is smaller than might have been expected, little more than one-sixth of the whole; but Doson was well supported by al1ies, and just as he did not call out the whole strength of Macedonia in this ye~r, so he may not have thought fit to denude his garrisons, much less to recruit new mercenaries special1y for the.

This is a book on Greek mercenaries, from the archaic period to the threshold of the Hellenistic age. By and large, it consists of short narratives of the main wars or campaigns of the fifth and fourth centuries, with (mostly sparse) comments on the role of mercenaries.

Until now, if one wanted to find out about Greek mercenaries one had to consult H.W. Parke, Greek Mercenary Soldiers from the Earliest Times to the Battle of Ipsus (Oxford: ) and G.T. Griffith, The Mercenaries of the Hellenistic World (Cambridge: ). Both are political histories of mercenary activity organized : Ian Worthington.

It also offers new perspectives on four major themes in contemporary Hellenistic history: globalisation, identity, political economy and ideology.

With more than illustrations, and written in a lucid and accessible style, this book sheds new light on the diverse and multicultural societies of the Hellenistic world, from Alexander to Augustus. Griffith discusses how and why mercenaries were used after the death of Alexander the Great by the Seleucids, Ptolemies, the Greek League and other powers active before the rise of Rome, and includes a section contrasting the pay and maintenance of mercenaries in the classical period with that of the Hellenistic period.

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This book provides a detailed picture of the life of these Greek mercenaries, analyzing who they were and from what section of society they came. It explores their motivations, their relationships and connections, both with each other and those with whom they served, and shows how mercenaries were recruited, paid and maintained.5/5(1).

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Earlier generations of scholars believed that the Hellenistic period fostered its own peculiar style of autocracy, one that proved influential for centuries to come.

More recently this view has been challenged, on the grounds of the heterogeneity of the regimes that the Hellenistic world produced. The result is a fresh look at the significance of mercenaries in ancient Greek society, economy and politics, and their part in the process that shaped the great Empire of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic : $ The Hellenistic armies is the term applied to the armies of the successor kingdoms of the Hellenistic period, which emerged after the death of Alexander the his death, Alexander's huge empire was torn between his successors, the Diadochi (Greek: Διάδοχοι).During the Wars of the Diadochi, the Macedonian army, as developed by Alexander.

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Hardcover Routledge "Hellenistic" is a modern word and a 19th-century concept; the idea of a Hellenistic period did not exist in Ancient gh words related in form or meaning, e.g.

Hellenist (Ancient Greek: Ἑλληνιστής, Hellēnistēs), have been attested since ancient times, it was Johann Gustav Droysen in the midth century, who in his classic work Geschichte des Hellenismus (History.

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The Miniature Figure. Stephen English’s choice, which is also the one made by Trundle some eight years before, makes perhaps more sense and allows for a better articulation of this book with Griffith’s masterpiece on Hellenistic mercenaries (“The mercenaries of the Hellenistic World”) which, while almost (first published in ) as old as Parke’s piece /5(5).

Book Description This book provides a detailed picture of the life of these Greek mercenaries, analyzing who they were and from what section of society they came. It explores their motivations, their relationships and connections, both with each other and those with whom they served, and shows how mercenaries were recruited, paid and maintained.

The Hellenistic World: Revised Edition by F. Walbank offers a surprisingly unique, yet superbly vast and detailed glimpse into the world left transformed by Alexander the Great of Macedon. Interestingly enough, this book was actually recommended to me by a British professor currently at the Isthmian archaeological museum in Isthmia, Greece /5.

The Hellenistic Period is a part of the Ancient Period for the European and Near Asian space. The use of this period is justified by the extent of the Hellenic culture in most of these areas, due to the Greek political presence especially in Asia after Alexander's conquests, but also to a new wave of Greek consequence, the Hellenistic Period is Author: Antoine Simonin.

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Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. Griffith, G.T (), The Mercenaries of the Hellenistic World; Hansen, M.

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Walbank's lucid and authoritative history of that Hellenistic world examines political events, describes the different social systems and mores. The replacement in the ancient Greek world of democratic governments by tyrants contributed to the effective demand for mercenaries.

Cities could hire a large number of mercenaries only when they were ruled by a tyrant because the tyrant could raise the necessary money by confiscating the property of his political opponents (Griffithp.

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The journal appears annually and incorporates original articles, research reviews and book Size: 7MB.In the Hellenistic world this would have been doubly true as so many military personnel were now mercenaries. Thus, other than with individual mercenary battalions, and possibly not even here, there would have been little in the way of uniformity .The mobility and protection that the Macedonian phalanx provided made it a formidable tactic in Hellenistic warfare.

2. Mercenaries. During the fourth century BCE the use of mercenaries became a more common practice. Paid soldiers were used before but not in the scale that was used during the Hellenistic period.

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