The Cavalry of Classical Greece

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Author  I. G. Spence
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   August 10, 1995
ISBN  0198150288
Pages  392

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This book is the first to examine how classical Greek cavalry actually operated on the battlefield. It looks at its prime characteristics, including mobility, protection, armament, training, leadership, flexibility, and motivation. Until now, it was generally assumed that ancient Greek cavalry was subordinated to the infantry because it was less effective in battle. This book challenges this assumption, analyzing the position of Greek cavalry, and especially the Athenian arm, not only in the battlefield but in society as a whole.

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