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By Nic Fields

The advance of the city-state within the Classical interval of Greek historical past ensured a shift within the nature of fortifications within the quarter. not have been fortresses designed to shield a ruler and his entourage, quite the full 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 robust as city-state clash used to be nonetheless determined by means of spear and guard, although a few inspiration was once nonetheless given to the technological know-how of fortification. This publication information the development and ongoing improvement of the defences that safe the most illustrious websites in Greece throughout the most famed interval of her heritage.

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