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    DescriptionThe period covered in this book, is well known for its epic battles and grand campaigns of territorial conquest, but Hellenistic monarchies, Carthaginians and the rapacious Roman Republic were scarcely less active at sea. Huge resources were poured into maintaining fleets not only as symbols of prestige but as means of projecting real military power across the Mediterranean arena.Taking the period between Alexander the Great's conquests and the Battle of Actium, John Grainger analyses the developments in naval technology and tactics, the uses and limitations of sea power and the differing strategies of the various powers. He shows, for example, how the Rhodians and the Romans eschewed the ever-larger monster galleys favoured by most Hellenistic monarchs in favour of smaller vessels. This is a fascinating study of a neglected aspect of ancient warfare.


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    Title
    Hellenistic and Roman Naval Warfare 336BC - 31BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John D. Grainger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848841611
    ISBN 10: 1848841612
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWF, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    DC22: 937.02
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, HIS002000
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHWA, JWCK
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    25 B&W Photos
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    20 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire