Cavalry Operations in the Ancient Greek World
In this comprehensive narrative, Robert E. Gaebel challenges conventional views of cavalry operations in the Greek world. Applying both military and historical perspectives, Gaebel shows that until the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C., cavalry played a larger role than is commonly recognized.
Gaebel traces the operational use of cavalry in the ancient Greek world from circa 500 to 150 B.C., the end of Greek and Macedonian independence. Emphasizing the Greek and Hellenistic periods (359322 B.C.), he provides information about the military use of horses in the eastern Mediterranean, Greek stable management and horse care, and broad battlefield goals.
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This is basically a survey of all actions by Greek or Macedonian cavalry from the Persian Wars to the battle of Pydna of which the surviving sources provide any detail to speak of. From this Gaebel ... Read full review
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I was involved in an online discussion that dealt with the evolution of horse cavalry, and since in that thread I made some pronouncements about various things, I thought it might be a good idea to ... Read full review
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