Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors, and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1980 - History - 224 pages
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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. Rich illustrations of soldiers in uniform, equipment, weapons, warships, siege machines, war elephants, and more are accompanied by extensive captions. 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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User Review  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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John Warry looks at Alexander’ s campaigns, examining his principal battles in detail.

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