Warfare in the Classical World (Classic Conflicts S.)

by John Warry

Paperback, 1998



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Salamander Books Ltd (1998), Paperback


This superbly illustrated volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600 B.C. and A.D. 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilization to the fall of Ravenna and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. John Warry tells of an age of great military commanders such as Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar - men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the military academies of the world. The text is complemented by a running chronology, 16 maps, 50 newly researched battle plans and tactical diagrams, and 125 photographs, 65 of them in color.

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LibraryThing member ksmyth
This handy book takes us from the Greek and Persian Wars to the early Roman Empire. The book is organized chronologically, with some great sidebars on the evolution of troop types and tactics. There are also some wonderful color plates of soldiery.
LibraryThing member gmicksmith
This is just an overview but it has colorful and interesting illustrations to augment the text and is an oversize text that is enjoyable to peruse.


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302 p.; 9.25 inches


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