By Margaret Vining Barton C. Hacker
Army associations have all over and continually formed the process heritage, yet women’s close to common participation in them has mostly long past ignored. This quantity addresses the altering relationships among girls and military from antiquity to the current. The 8 chapters partially I current extensive, scholarly reports of the prevailing literature to supply a transparent figuring out of the place we stand. a longer photograph essay files visually women’s army paintings because the 16th century. The book’s moment half includes 8 exemplary articles, extra narrowly centred than the survey articles yet illustrating a few of their significant topics. army heritage will reap the benefits of acknowledging women’s participation, as will women’s background from spotting army associations as significant components in molding women’s lives.
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During the wars following the death of Alexander, Eumenes found himself fighting Antigonos Monopthalmos (Will 1984, 40–46; Braund 2003, 24–25). Before the final battle in the region of Gabiene, Antigonos dispatched a cavalry force to capture Eumenes’ baggage train, which included the wives and families of the soldiers. 12–44 [Geer 1947–54]; Plutarch Eumenes 16–19 [Perrin 1919b]; Will 1984, 45). Antigonos deliberately struck at the baggage train not simply to gain booty, but to break the fighting spirit of his opponents, as the surviving accounts make clear.
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Antigonos deliberately struck at the baggage train not simply to gain booty, but to break the fighting spirit of his opponents, as the surviving accounts make clear. The battle of Gabiene shows that Hellenistic commanders were not only aware of the importance of women and families to their soldiers, but would actively exploit that feeling if the opportunity arose. Fighting Women in the Greek World Beyond noncombatant support there is enough evidence for women taking an active role in combat to assume that for the Greeks it was nothing terribly unusual.