By Nic Fields

ISBN-10: 1841768847

ISBN-13: 9781841768847

The advance of the city-state within the Classical interval of Greek historical past ensured a shift within the nature of fortifications within the sector. now not have been fortresses designed to guard a ruler and his entourage, particularly the complete of the citizen physique needed to be shielded from any outdoors threats. The enceintes of those Greek city-states didn't have to be very excessive or powerful as city-state clash used to be nonetheless determined by means of spear and guard, even though a few notion was once nonetheless given to the technological know-how of fortification. This publication information the development and ongoing improvement of the defences that safe essentially the most illustrious websites in Greece in the course of the most renowned interval of her historical past.

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