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Hoplitarmén och dess utveckling

Renhed, Linda LU (2009) ARKK01 20091
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Abstract
This paper is about the hoplite army and the men in it who fought for their family and polis. I wanted to write this paper because I think that we get too little information about the ordinary men who fight in wars. We are always told about the great generals and the outcomes of the battles but never about those who have to leave their normal life to maybe get killed.
My purpose is to give a broad picture about the hoplite army and I ask myself who fought in it? When and where does it have its roots? How did it develop? And what evidence do we have to support our theories with? I have used mostly books from modern authors, like Snodgrass and Hanson, but I have also looked at some of the antique writers.
In my conclusion I write that I... (More)
This paper is about the hoplite army and the men in it who fought for their family and polis. I wanted to write this paper because I think that we get too little information about the ordinary men who fight in wars. We are always told about the great generals and the outcomes of the battles but never about those who have to leave their normal life to maybe get killed.
My purpose is to give a broad picture about the hoplite army and I ask myself who fought in it? When and where does it have its roots? How did it develop? And what evidence do we have to support our theories with? I have used mostly books from modern authors, like Snodgrass and Hanson, but I have also looked at some of the antique writers.
In my conclusion I write that I think that the idea of fighting in a phalanx comes with the Greeks from Anatolia and the Levant with the trading in the early 8th century and that the typical hoplite panoply developed a little later. I also believe, like Sage, that there must have existed some form of practice in peace times to make the phalanx work in battle and so that the hoplites know how to handle a weapon. (Less)
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author
Renhed, Linda LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Hoplite, phalanx, armour and weapons., battle technique
language
Swedish
id
1397971
date added to LUP
2009-09-02 14:08:03
date last changed
2009-09-02 14:08:03
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  abstract     = {This paper is about the hoplite army and the men in it who fought for their family and polis. I wanted to write this paper because I think that we get too little information about the ordinary men who fight in wars. We are always told about the great generals and the outcomes of the battles but never about those who have to leave their normal life to maybe get killed.
My purpose is to give a broad picture about the hoplite army and I ask myself who fought in it? When and where does it have its roots? How did it develop? And what evidence do we have to support our theories with? I have used mostly books from modern authors, like Snodgrass and Hanson, but I have also looked at some of the antique writers.
In my conclusion I write that I think that the idea of fighting in a phalanx comes with the Greeks from Anatolia and the Levant with the trading in the early 8th century and that the typical hoplite panoply developed a little later. I also believe, like Sage, that there must have existed some form of practice in peace times to make the phalanx work in battle and so that the hoplites know how to handle a weapon.},
  author       = {Renhed, Linda},
  keyword      = {Hoplite,phalanx,armour and weapons.,battle technique},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hoplitarmén och dess utveckling},
  year         = {2009},
}