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The fortifications of Arkadian city-states in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Matthew P. Maher.

Author:
Maher, Matthew P. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
xii, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary note:
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.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780198786597 (hardback)
  • 019878659X (hardback)
OCLC:
973400731
Other standard number:
  • 40027567031
RCP:
C - S