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    Hellenistic Military and Naval Developments (Cambridge Library Collection: Classics) (Paperback) By (author) William Woodthorpe Tarn

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    DescriptionFirst published in 1930, this is a collection of essays by the noted classical scholar W. W. Tarn, originally delivered as Lees Knowles Lectures in Military History at Trinity College, Cambridge. Tarn draws on a range of sources to trace the history and development of warfare in the Hellenistic period, with particular emphasis on military strategy under Alexander the Great. The first lecture outlines the role of infantry, analysing the weaponry used in various battles. In the second lecture, Tarn examines the development of cavalry, its history in Macedonia, Thessaly and Iran, and its use of elephants and camels. The final lecture explores improvements in siege and naval methods, with particular attention to advancements in artillery. Providing valuable insight into a period of extensive military innovation, this book gives an overview of the military and naval arts and sciences of the Hellenistic era.


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    Title
    Hellenistic Military and Naval Developments
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Woodthorpe Tarn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108013406
    ISBN 10: 1108013406
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 355.009
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 355.00938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    17 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. General outline and infantry; 2. Cavalry and elephants; 3. Siege warfare and naval warfare; Appendices: 1. The number of the Persian Cavalry; 2. The Chinese evidence for the great war-horse; 3. Surenas' camels; 4. Dikrotos in a recent papyrus; Index.