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    Warfare in the Classical World (Hardback) By (author) John Gibson Warry


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    Warfare in the Classical World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Gibson Warry
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 223 mm
    Height: 308 mm
    Weight: 1,197 g
    ISBN 13: 9780861010349
    ISBN 10: 0861010345

    BIC subject category V2: HBG, JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC18: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000, TEC025000, HIS002000, HIS027000
    Illustrations note
    ill. (some col.) col. facsims., col. maps, col. plans
    Salamander Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 March 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    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)