The Sarmatians, 600 BC-AD 450
The Sarmatians - one of the many nomadic groups to emerge from the great Eurasian Steppe - crossed the Don in about the 3rd century BC to displace their western neighbours, the Scythians, in the lands north of the Black Sea. Later they burst into Asia Minor and Rome's Danube provinces, becoming famous for the prowess of their lance-armed cavalry - first as enemies, and later as allies of Rome. They influenced Rome's adoption of heavy armoured cavalry, and in Roman service they were even posted to Britain. Drawing upon a wide reading of Classical authors and of Russian archaeological publications, this fascinating study is the first major English language attempt to reconstruct their armour, equipment and tactics.
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Review: The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450 (Men-at-Arms #373)User Review - Holly Herda - Goodreads
This is my first Osprey/Men-At-Arms book, and while I knew it would be small, I was surprised at the amount of information they were able to cram into it! Granted, a lot of it was speculation, but the ... Read full review