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By Margaret Vining Barton C. Hacker

Army associations have far and wide and regularly formed the process historical past, yet women’s close to common participation in them has mostly long gone not noted. This quantity addresses the altering relationships among ladies and military from antiquity to the current. The 8 chapters partly I current vast, scholarly studies of the prevailing literature to supply a transparent knowing of the place we stand. a longer photo essay records 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 issues. army historical past will reap the benefits of acknowledging women’s participation, as will women’s background from spotting army associations as significant elements in molding women’s lives.

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During the latter part of the third century bc, the Milesians apparently had made use of a substantial number of mercenaries from Crete; Kawerau and Rehm (1914, 201) estimate the overall number to have been around 1000. Around 228–227 bc, and again five years later, many of these mercenaries were endowed with full citizenship rights (Kawerau and Rehm 1914, 199). Unfortunately, little is known about the political background of this measure, nor is the eventual fate of the Cretans known; it appears that most were ordinary soldiers and that a number of them tried to get back to Crete at the end of the century (Kawerau and Rehm 1914, 176).

82 [Godley 1921–22]). The same incident is also related in Plutarch’s Mulierum Virtutes (Moralia 245c–f [Babbitt 1931]), although this account differs slightly in detail. According to Plutarch, it was the Argive poetess Telesilla (see Maas 1934) who inspired the Argive women to arm themselves. Under her command, the women not only repulsed an attack by Cleomenes on the town, inflicting heavy casualties to the Spartans, but also drove out the second Spartan king, Demaratus, who had managed to get into the town.

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