The Thracians 700BC-46AD

The Thracians 700BC-46AD

Paperback Men-At-Arms (Osprey)

By (author) Christopher Webber, Illustrated by Angus McBride

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 242mm x 6mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841763292
  • ISBN 13: 9781841763293
  • Illustrations note: 8 colour & 40 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 582,621

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For seven hundred years the fierce tribesmen of Thrace dominated a huge stretch of territory between the Danube, the Black Sea and northern Greece. Skilled in light infantry warfare and renowned as cavalrymen, they both resisted, and later served as mercenaries for, all the great regional powers from Persia and Athens to Alexander of Macedon and the Roman emperors. This book brings to light the recent archaeological discoveries which allow a fuller reconstruction of these colourful warriors than ever before.

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Angus McBride, one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles over the past 25 years. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he received a musical education at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School in 1940-45. He is a self-taught artist and has worked freelance since 1961. He lives with his wife and two children in Cape Town, South Africa.

Table of contents

Chronology; Historical outline - Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic & Roman periods; The Sources; Thracian costume; Armour; Weapons; Fortifications; The Thracian Army; Thracian mercenary troops; Troop types; Tribes; Tactics; representative campaigns - Lysimachos in Thrace, 323 BC; Magnesia, 189 BC