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Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare - Temples, Sanctuaries and Conflict in Antiquity (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220
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Military Leaders and Sacred Space in Classical Greek Warfare - Temples, Sanctuaries and Conflict in Antiquity (Hardcover)

Sonya Nevin

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The ancient Greeks attributed great importance to the sacred during war and campaigning, as demonstrated from their earliest texts. Among the first four lines of the Iliad, for example, is a declaration that Apollo began the feud between Achilles and Agamemnon and sent a plague upon the Greek army because its leader, Agamemnon, had mistreated Apollo's priest. In this first in-depth study of the attitude of military commanders towards holy ground, Sonya Nevin addresses the customs and conduct of these leaders in relation to sanctuaries, precincts, shrines, temples and sacral objects. Focusing on a variety of Greek kings and captains, the author shows how military leaders were expected to react to the sacred sites of their foes. She further explores how they were likely to respond, and how their responses shaped the way such generals were viewed by their communities, by their troops, by their enemies and also by those like Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon who were writing their lives. This is a groundbreaking study of the significance of the sacred in warfare and the wider culture of antiquity."

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Imprint: I.B. Tauris
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Sonya Nevin
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-1-78453-285-7
Barcode: 9781784532857
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Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Humanities > History > European history > 500 to 1500
Books > History > European history > 500 to 1500
LSN: 1-78453-285-1

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