John W. I. Lee's A Greek Army on the March: Soldiers and Survival in PDF

By John W. I. Lee

Professor Lee offers a social and cultural historical past of the Cyreans, the mercenaries of Xenophon's Anabasis. whereas they've got frequently been portrayed as a unmarried summary political group, this ebook finds that lifestyles within the military used to be quite often formed through a suite of smaller social groups: the formal unit employer of the lochos ('company'), and the casual comradeship of the suskenia ('mess group'). It contains complete remedy of the environmental stipulations of the march, ethnic and socio-economic kin among the warriors, apparatus and delivery, marching and camp behaviour, consuming and consuming, sanitation and therapy, and lots of different subject matters. It additionally accords special awareness to the non-combatants accompanying the warriors. It makes use of historic literary and archaeological proof, historical and smooth comparative fabric, and views from army sociology and sleek warfare reports. This publication is vital analyzing for a person engaged on historic Greek struggle or on Xenophon's Anabasis.

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