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The Fortifications of Arkadian City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

Matthew P. Maher

The Fortifications of Arkadian City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

The Fortifications of Arkadian City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

The Fortifications of Arkadian City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

 

This illustrated study comprises of a comprehensive and detailed account of the historical development of Greek military architecture and defensive planning specifically in Arkadia, a region in the centre of the Peloponnese in Greece, in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.


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Beschrijving The Fortifications of Arkadian City-States in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

This illustrated study comprises a comprehensive and detailed account of the historical development of Greek military architecture and defensive planning, specifically in Arkadia in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

Employing data gathered from the published literature, and collected during the field reconnaissance of every site, the fortification circuit of each Arkadian polis is explored. In this way, the book provides an accurate chronology for the walls in question; an understanding of the relationship between the fortifications and the local topography; a detailed inventory of all the fortified poleis of Arkadia; a regional synthesis based on this inventory; and the probable
historical reasons behind the patterns observed through the regional synthesis.

Maher argues that there is no evidence for fortified poleis in Arkadia during the Archaic period. However, when the poleis were eventually fortified in the Classical period, the fact that most appeared in the early fourth century BC, strategically distributed in limited geographic areas, suggests that the larger defensive concerns of the Arkadian League were a factor. Although the defensive responses to innovations in siege warfare and offensive artillery of the Arkadian
fortifications follow the same general developments observable in the circuits found throughout the Greek world, there does exist a number of interesting and noteworthy, regionally specific, patterns. Such discoveries validate the methodology employed and clearly demonstrate the value of an exclusively regional focus for
shedding light on a number of architectural, topographical, and historic issues.


ISBN
9780198786597
Pagina's
448
Verschijnt
NUR
648
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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