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    The Seleucid Army: Organisation and Tactics in the Great Campaigns (Cambridge Classical Studies (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Bezalel Bar-Kochva

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    DescriptionThis is a 1976 study of the organization and tactics of the Seleucid armies from 312 to 129 BC. The first part of the book discusses the numerical strength of the armies, their sources of manpower, the contingents of the regular army, their equipment and historical development, the chain of command, training and discipline. The second part reconstructs the great campaigns in order to examine the Seleucid tactics. The book provides a lesson in Hellenistic and military history and discusses several questions: how did the Hellenistic armies develop after Alexander? What distinguished the Seleucid army as superior to its Hellenistic contemporaries? The answers illuminate the expansion of Hellenism as we learn how the Seleucid army was used as a military, social and cultural instrument to impose the rule of the dynasty over the vast regions of the Empire and how it helped to shape Hellenistic society in the East.


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    Title
    The Seleucid Army
    Subtitle
    Organisation and Tactics in the Great Campaigns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bezalel Bar-Kochva
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 318
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521206679
    ISBN 10: 0521206677
    Classifications

    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
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS027130
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: U31 .B37
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 355.00935
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    DC22: 355/.00935
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 July 1976
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Organization: 1. The numerical strength of the Seleucid armies; 2. Sources of manpower; 3. The regular army; 4. The command - King strategoi and other officers; 5. Training and discipline; Part II. The Army in Action: 6. Seleucus I at Ipsus (301 BC); 7. Against Demetrius at Cyrrestica (285 BC); 8. The victory over Molon (220 BC); 9. The storming of the Porphyrion pass (218 BC); 10. The battle of Raphia (217 BC); 11. The crossing of the Elburz range (210 BC); 12. The battle of Panion (200 BC); 13. The defence of Thermopylae (191 BC); 14. The battle of Magnesia (190 BC); 15. The march to Beith-Zacharia (162 BC); 16. Bacchides against Judas Maccabaeus at Elasa (160 BC); Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Addenda; Index.