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- Publisher: Osprey Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Language: English / French / German
- Dimensions: 180mm x 246mm x 6mm | 222g
- Publication date: 1 June 1986
- Publication City/Country: Osprey
- ISBN 10: 085045686X
- ISBN 13: 9780850456868
- Illustrations note: illustrations (some colour)
- Sales rank: 216,400
The cradle of western civilisation, the ancient Greek world, consisted of a series of independent city states some of which, such as Athens and Sparta, became major world powers. This authoritative volume by Nicholas Sekunda covers Greek warfare in the Classical Period, which stretches from the Greek victories over the Persian Empire to the death of Alexander the Great at the end of the 4th century. The book includes such famous battles such as Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis and offers a detailed account of Greek military dress during this period, supported by 12 full colour plates by Angus McBride.
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Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his Ph.D. in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, participated in a research project on ancient Persian warfare for the British institute of Persian Studies. He has published numerous books and academic articles, and is currently teaching at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Torun, Poland.
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A series of books on the history, organization, appearance and equipment of famous fighting men of the past and present; and on the other aspects of military history which demand fuller and more flexible coverage than appropriate within our established Men-At-Arms series. The Elite titles cover subjects as diverse as the Ancient Greek city armies and the Western and Warsaw Pact forces of today, in the popular Men-At-Arms format but with extended text and captions, about 50 photographs and diagrams, and 12 full-color plates.