Chapter 7. The Ionians at War

  1. Alan M. Greaves

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319224.ch7

The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period

The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period

How to Cite

Greaves, A. M. (2010) The Ionians at War, in The Land of Ionia: Society and Economy in the Archaic Period, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319224.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199001

Online ISBN: 9781444319224

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Keywords:

  • Ionians at war;
  • land divided into independent polis communities and warfare practice in Ionia;
  • cultural identity and materials of war;
  • Athens and Sparta - citizen classes and “ultimate hoplite (infantry) state” and hoplite style of warfare;
  • Ionian land geographical features and conduct of war;
  • excavations - Temple of Aphrodite, with arrowheads from Persian attacks on cities;
  • Herodotos' accounts of warfare in Archaic Ionia;
  • Ionia fortification;
  • Cappadocia Gate and adjacent defenses at Kerkenes Dağ

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geographical Settings

  • Archaeological Contexts and Materials

  • Literary Sources

  • Discussion: Issues in Source Materials

  • The Fortification of Ionia

  • Naval Warfare

  • Mercenaries

  • Conclusions