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    DescriptionThe death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander's circle. Initial attempts to preserve the unity of Alexander's conquests gave way to a period of bloody and prolonged warfare. For well over a century the largely mercenary armies of Alexander's successors imposed their influence over the whole of the Near East, while absorbing local military practices. After Rome's decisive defeat of Carthage in 202 BC, Macedonia came under increasing pressure from the Romans. Three wars between the two powers culminated in the Roman victory at Pydna in 168 BC, which laid Alexander's empire to rest and established Roman hegemony in the Near East. Drawing upon a wide array of archaeological and written sources and written by a noted authority on the Hellenistic period, this survey of the organization, battle history and appearance of the armies of Alexander's successors is lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned full-colour artwork.


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    Title
    Macedonian Armies After Alexander 323-168 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Sekunda, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849087148
    ISBN 10: 1849087148
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWTR
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWYM
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 938.1
    LC classification: DF261.M2 S45 2012
    Thema V1.0: JWT, NHWA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    20 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Nicholas Sekunda was born in 1953. After studying Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, he went on to take his PhD in 1981. He has taken part in archaeological excavations in Poland, Iran and Greece, and 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.
    Review quote
    [...] The book is a good one, I'd recommend it to anyone who is interested. - Miniature Wargames
    Table of contents
    Introduction: historical background, from death of Alexander in 323, through fragmentation of his empire, to loss of Macedonian independence after defeat by the Romans at Pynda, 168 BC - the Macedonian Antipatrid and Antigonid dynasties, and their wars /Recruitment, organisation and equipment of armies: the cavalry; the infantry - agema and other peltasts - Bronze Shield and White Shield regiments of the phalanx; the artillery /Conclusion /Bibliography