Military Theory and Practice in the Age of Xenophon. J. K. Anderson.

Military Theory and Practice in the Age of Xenophon

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [11], 2-419, [3] pp. Yellow cloth with gold lettering blocked in red on the spine. Price of $12.50 printed on the front flap. Illustrated with nineteen black and white photgraph plates and a few figures at the end of the volume. A historical examination of the equipment, training, drill, and tactical handling of Greek heavy infantry in the Classical period of Greece. Sources for this volume include French and German studies of Greek warfare, Xenophon's Cyropaedia, Xenophon's historical writings, and mid-20th century archaeological research. Anderson concludes that Greek hoplites, especially the Spartans, were more lightly equipped and able to maneuver than scholars had previously thought. The appendix at the end of the volume presents the conflicting ancient writings left to scholars, writings that detail the organization of the Spartan army. The appendix includes the principle modern theories for answering the question of how the Spartans actually organized their forces. Anderson indicates his preferred theories in the appendix. A thoughtful treatise on Classical Greek warfare, focused on the common foot-soldier. Near Fine / Fine. Item #00009001

A Near Fine book with three tiny spots of foxing to the textblock; dust jacket is Fine.

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