TITLE

The Othismos, Myths and Heresies: The Nature of Hoplite Battle

AUTHOR(S)
Goldsworthy, A.K.
PUB. DATE
January 1997
SOURCE
War in History;Jan1997, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that the traditional understanding of the term 'othismos' does not fit the ancient evidence for what happened in Greek hoplite battles in the sixth to fourth centuries B.C. Orthodox view which sees the clash between two phalanxes as a gigantic pushing match; Need to explain the role of the rear ranks of a phalanx; Criticism of the traditional view of the othismos made by the advocates of loose-order dueling.
ACCESSION #
7392779

 

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