Chapter 5. War as a Profession: Officers, Trainers, Doctors, Engineers

  1. Angelos Chaniotis

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773413.ch5

War in The Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History

War in The Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History

How to Cite

Chaniotis, A. (2008) War as a Profession: Officers, Trainers, Doctors, Engineers, in War in The Hellenistic World: A Social and Cultural History, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773413.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631226079

Online ISBN: 9780470773413

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Keywords:

  • hellenistic warfare;
  • specialization;
  • mercenaries;
  • macedonian garrison;
  • diagrammata

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Professionalization of Hellenistic Warfare: Definitions and Modifications

  • The Social Context of Mercenary Service

  • The Conditions of Service

  • Garrisons and Foreign Troops in Hellenistic Cities

  • Professional Ideals: Discipline, Solidarity, Masculinity

  • Professional Risks: Doctors and Patients

  • War as a Science: Trainers, Tacticians, and Inventors

  • Further Reading