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    DescriptionWhile conquering Greece and Macedonia the Romans defeated an intervention by the Seleucid Empire, the most powerful of the Hellenistic states founded by Alexander the Great's successors. Soon Roman armies crossed to Asia for the first time to carry the war to the Seleucids. Here they faced one of the most sophisticated armies of the ancient world, evolved from Alexander's all-conquering war machine with the exotic additions of elephants, scythed chariots and heavily armoured cataphract cavalry. The Seleucids also possessed a formidable navy. The Roman army defeated the Seleucids at the epic battle of Magnesia in 190 BC, which marked the beginning of a long decline for Seleucid power in Asia . This, however, allowed other states to come to the fore, most notably Pontus . In the 1st century BC, Rome 's grip on its Asian provinces was shattered by the onslaught of Mithridates VI of Pontus, Rome 's most enduring foe. Mithridates was eventually overcome, after many Roman reverses, but these wars in turn led to conflict with Armenia . Like the other volumes in this series, this book gives a clear narrative of the course of these wars, explaining how the Roman war machine coped with formidable new foes and the challenges of unfamiliar terrain and climate. This volume draws on Dr Evans' expertise in studying topography in relation to ancient events and specifically his original research into the battlefield of Magnesia.


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    Title
    Roman Conquests: Asia Minor, Syria and Armenia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844159710
    ISBN 10: 184415971X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    DC22: 937
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAR
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 937
    DC22: 939.4/04
    LC classification: DG250 .E93 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, NHWA
    Illustrations note
    8pp colour plates, incuding 4 specially comissioned colour artworks
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    15 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire
    Review quote
    The quality of the research is, however, never in doubt, and the book superbly charts the drawn out conquest of a region which, although often overlooked, nevertheless "dominated political agendas at Rome for nearly 150 years. Ancient Warfare