The Thracians, 700 BC - AD 46

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Osprey Publishing, 2001 - History - 48 pages
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Throughout the three centuries before Christ many hundreds of thousands of Thracians, in more than 40 tribes, occupied the area between northern Greece, southern Russia and north-west Turkey. Skilled horsemen, masters of light infantry fighting in broken terrain, and renowned for their ferocity, the Thracians were feared by even the greatest of their contemporaries, who were eager to employ them as mercenaries. After surviving invasions by the Persians, Greeks, Macedonians and Celts, the Thracians were finally conquered by Rome in AD 46. This concise but lavishly illustrated study of their history and material culture includes the results of the latest archaeological research, notably some remarkable tomb paintings.

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Christopher Webber was born in Reading in 1961 and lived in the UK, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka before moving to Sydney in 1972. Having gained a number of degrees and diplomas he is currently studying Ancient History at the University of New England, Armindale, NSW and works as a manager of a health computing project. He has visited and assisted at digs on Thracian archaeological sites in Bulgaria. His many interests include writing, creating web sites (he has created a massive web site about the Thracians, their neighbours, and ancestors at, cycling, singing, bushwalking, and wargaming.

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