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Henchmen of Ares

Henchmen of Ares is a new overview of warfare in ancient Greece from the Mycenaean Bronze Age down to the Persian Wars

Written by Josho Brouwers
Approx. 208 pages, with more than 100 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations
hardback

Publication date: 11/11/13

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Much has already been written on warfare in ancient Greece. Yet there are a number of factors that nevertheless warrant the publication of yet another book on this topic.

Firstly, this book provides a detailed, diachronic treatment of a dynamic and formative period of Greek history, from the Mycenaean Bronze Age down to the Persian Wars. Secondly, it offers an up-to-date and detailed treatment of the archaeological evidence in addition to the ancient texts. Thirdly, it places the military developments into their proper cultural and historical contexts: warfare was not merely an activity that ancient peoples frequently engaged in, but served a much broader function as a constituent element of their cultural identities.

Using the Homeric epics as a guide, the reader is presented with a cultural history of warriors and warfare in Early Greece: from the chariot-borne soldiers of the Mycenaean palaces to the seaborne raiders of women and cattle of the Dark Age; from the men of bronze who helped liberate Egypt from the Assyrian yoke down to the Battles of Thermopylae and Salamis. Along the way, a number of detailed issues are considered, including the proper place of the Greek hoplite in the history of the Eastern Mediterranean, the possible origins of the Argive shield, developments in naval warfare, and the activities of Greek mercenaries.

Henchmen of Ares is an expanded and revised version of the doctoral dissertation on Early Greek warfare by Mediterranean archaeologist Josho Brouwers, editor of Ancient Warfare magazine. It has been completely restructured and reworked to make the text accessible to a general audience, while also offering a detailed treatment of the relevant sources and a further reading section for more serious students and specialists alike.

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An excellent book rife with beautiful pictures and insightful analysis of the various eras of Ancient Geek warfare from the fall of Mycenaean civilization onwards. Well worth acquiring. Review by Black Cleitus (Posted on 2/19/2015)
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Gorgeous book, plenty of magnificent plates and maps

A very interesting overview of the Ancient Greece Warfare from Mycenaeans to the Persian Wars

A very good buy!
Review by Alberto Martínez (Posted on 3/17/2014)
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Superb book -- well worth the money -- I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this period in history. Review by Robert John (Posted on 1/12/2014)
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