Bronze Age Greek Warrior 1600–1100 BC

Author: Raffaele D’Amato,Andrea Salimbeti

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781849081955

Category: History

Page: 64

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Osprey's survey of Greek warriors of the period of the Bronze Age from 1600 to 1100 BC. More than a century has passed past since German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the treasures of Bronze Age Mycenae. The richly decorated artifacts of the entombed warriors, whose bodies still lay in their graves, confirmed that Homer's epic The Iliad was based upon true events, and that the Achaeans described in his poems probably did exist. Through a combined study of the mythical tradition, archeological findings, and written sources, this fascinating addition to the Warrior series explores the evolution of warfare in the Bronze Age Greek world. Covering weaponry, clothing, helmets, and body armor, it provides a richly illustrated guide to the warriors who have shone from the pages of Homer's poem for almost three millennia.
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Early Aegean Warrior 5000–1450 BC

Author: Raffaele D’Amato,Andrea Salimbeti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780968604

Category: History

Page: 64

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The mainland and islands of Greece were extensively settled by peoples moving from Asia Minor in c.5000 BC, while a further wave in c.5000 BC introduced bronze-working to the region. It is form this point on that it is possible to discern a distinct Cycladic or Aegean civilisation, developing at roughly the same time as the Egyptian and Persian civilisations. Further to the south, the Minoan civilisation based on Crete held sway, and this power – along with the Helladic Achaeans to the north gradually swamped the Cycladic civilisation in between. In common with most Bronze Age societies, the culture of the Aegean world was dominated by warfare, with the inhabitants living in organized settlements and small citadels with fortification walls and bulwarks, towers and gates to provide protection against invaders from the sea or internecine conflicts. Using the latest archaeological evidence, this title recreates the world of these peoples through a detailed examination of their material culture.
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Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC

Author: Raffaele D’Amato,Andrea Salimbeti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472806824

Category: History

Page: 64

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This title features the latest historical and archaeological research into the mysterious and powerful confederations of raiders who troubled the Eastern Mediterranean in the last half of the Bronze Age. Research into the origins of the so-called Shardana, Shekelesh, Danuna, Lukka, Peleset and other peoples is a detective 'work in progress'. However, it is known that they both provided the Egyptian pharaohs with mercenaries, and were listed among Egypt's enemies and invaders. They contributed to the collapse of several civilizations through their dreaded piracy and raids, and their waves of attacks were followed by major migrations that changed the face of this region, from modern Libya and Cyprus to the Aegean, mainland Greece, Lebanon and Anatolian Turkey. Drawing on carved inscriptions and papyrus documents – mainly from Egypt – dating from the 15th–11th centuries BC, as well as carved reliefs of the Medinet Habu, this title reconstructs the formidable appearance and even the tactics of the famous 'Sea Peoples'.
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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Georgia L. Irby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118372972

Category: History

Page: 1112

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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes
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The Mycenaeans

Author: Louise Schofield

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368679

Category: History

Page: 208

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For almost three thousand years, the Mycenaeans, ancestors of the classical Greeks, lay lost and forgotten beneath the soil of Greece. In 1876, however, a German businessman, Heinrich Schliemann, in his search for the great Mycenaean king Agamemnon and other heroes of the Trojan War, made an astounding discovery in Mycenae: inside the monumental Lion Gate he discovered shaft graves belonging to a warrior elite, many of whom were buried wearing striking gold funerary masks and armor. In this authoritative new survey, Schofield examines these initial discoveries and other material evidence from Mycenaean culture, including painted pottery, documents in Linear B script, and the remains of fortress-palaces, all of which have yielded important information about the social hierarchies, religion, and military and trading activities of this wealthy and sophisticated culture. The author also considers the factual basis for the Mycenaeans' legendary links with the Trojan War and the various explanations for the eventual decline of their civilization.
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Martial Arts.

The first began. Very Short Introduction.

Author: Ulici Claudiu Octavian

Publisher: Self Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Short notice, in this first part, reveal several issues accepted by most experts on Indo-Europeans. Existing populations about 6,000 years ago, located in the central-eastern Europe and joined several personal notes, identify Indo-European civilization, the ancient stories, which also established with some accuracy, the name and place of origin. I note at the end that Indo-European society has professional fighters, and how the war needs physical and mental preparation, it demanded, preparing the participants, unarmed combat techniques, then spread in Asia.
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MARTIAL ARTS

The first began. Very Short Introduction.

Author: Octavian Ulici

Publisher: Self publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 92

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Short notice, in this first part, reveal several issues accepted by most experts on Indo­Europeans. Existing populations about 6,000 years ago, located in the central­eastern Europe and joined several personal notes, identify for Indo­European civilization, the ancient stories, which also established with some accuracy, the name and place of origin. I note at the end that Indo­European society has professional fighters, and how the war needs physical and mental preparation, it demanded, preparing the participants, for unarmed combat techniques, then spread in India and Asia. Unarmed combat techniques from different parts of the world seem to have a common origin, which followed, can lead to "rediscover" Indo­European martial arts. In this chapter I tried to reconstruction processes by establishing links at least 3 elements, such as linkage between specific processes martial Asia and Europe. Identification of these connections can lead to the establishment, with a reasonable degree of certainty, the Indo­European origins of the techniques and concretely illustrate a number of possible 8 original fighting techniques. Finally, I suggest possible name for this proto­martial­arts.
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Men of Bronze

Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Author: Donald Kagan,Gregory F. Viggiano

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846307

Category: History

Page: 312

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A major contribution to the debate over ancient Greek warfare by some of the world's leading scholars Men of Bronze 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 have criticized nearly every major tenet of this orthodoxy. Indeed, the revisionists have persuaded many specialists that the evidence demands a new interpretation of the hoplite narrative and a rewriting of early Greek history. Men of Bronze gathers leading scholars to advance the current debate and bring it to a broader audience of ancient historians, classicists, archaeologists, and general readers. After explaining the historical context and significance of the hoplite question, the book assesses and pushes forward the debate over the traditional hoplite narrative and demonstrates why it is at a crucial turning point. Instead of reaching a consensus, the contributors have sharpened their differences, providing new evidence, explanations, and theories about the origin, nature, strategy, and tactics of the hoplite phalanx and its effect on Greek culture and the rise of the polis. The contributors include Paul Cartledge, Lin Foxhall, John Hale, Victor Davis Hanson, Donald Kagan, Peter Krentz, Kurt Raaflaub, Adam Schwartz, Anthony Snodgrass, Hans van Wees, and Gregory Viggiano.
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A Brief History of Ancient Greece

Politics, Society, and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 402

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The story of the ancient Greeks is one of the most improbable success stories in world history. A small group of people inhabiting a country poor in resources and divided into hundreds of quarreling states created one of the most remarkable civilizations ever. Comprehensive and balanced, A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture, Second Edition is a shorter version of the authors' highly successful Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History, Second Edition (OUP, 2008). Four leading authorities on the classical world offer a lively and up-to-date account of Greek civilization and history in all its complexity and variety, covering the entire period from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic Era, and integrating the most recent research in archaeology, comparative anthropology, and social history. They show how the early Greeks borrowed from their neighbors but eventually developed a distinctive culture all their own, one that was marked by astonishing creativity, versatility, and resilience. Using physical evidence from archaeology, the written testimony of literary texts and inscriptions, and anthropological models based on comparative studies, this compact volume provides an account of the Greek world that is thoughtful and sophisticated yet accessible to students and general readers with little or no knowledge of Greece.
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