Warfare in the Classical World

Warfare in the Classical World

  • Hardback
By (author) John Gibson Warry

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 223.52 x 302.26 x 25.4mm | 1,315.41g
  • 01 Mar 1997
  • Salamander Books Ltd
  • SALAMANDER BOOKS
  • London
  • ill. (some col.) col. facsims., col. maps, col. plans
  • 0861010345
  • 9780861010349

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A large-format heavily illustrated book dealing with both the background and foreground of battles fought between the age of the Iliad and the end of the Roman Empire. Battles are analysed and campaigns outlined, but more fascinating are the details - in words and excellent illustrations - of the fighting forces of Persia, Sparta, Epirus, Greece and Rome. They show how the soldiers dressed, how they were armed, and how they fought - with details of such astonishing weapons as the Helepolis of 304BC, a seige-tower 140 feet high, with nine floors of fighting men armed with 18 catapults, the whole thing weighing 150 tons and propelled by 200 men at a capstan within its base. Surely the ultimate book on this subject, with an accessible but scholarly text by a former senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. (Kirkus UK)

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