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Warfare in the Classical World (Classic Conflicts S.) (original 1995; edition 1998)

by John Warry

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Title:Warfare in the Classical World (Classic Conflicts S.)
Authors:John Warry
Info:Salamander Books Ltd (1998), Paperback
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Tags:Roman, Hellenic, Warfare, History, Classical, Military, Ancient Warfare, Ancient History, Ancient

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Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Rome by John Gibson Warry (1995)



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Lavishly illustrated study of warfare in ancient Greece and Rome ( )
  Richard7920 | Oct 27, 2009 |
This is just an overview but it has colorful and interesting illustrations to augment the text and is an oversize text that is enjoyable to peruse.
  gmicksmith | Jul 12, 2008 |
This handy book takes us from the Greek and Persian Wars to the early Roman Empire. The book is organized chronologically, with some great sidebars on the evolution of troop types and tactics. There are also some wonderful color plates of soldiery. ( )
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0806127945, Paperback)

From the rise of Greece to the fall of Rome, this superbly illustrated volume is a wonderful account of the warriors and battles that dominated Europe and the Near East for more than 1,000 years. The story begins at Troy, drawing upon Homeric legend and modern archaeological evidence. It continues through Greece's Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, Alexander the Great, Rome's Punic Wars, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and the barbarian invasions. Although John Warry's text is worth reading, the color drawings of uniforms, equipment, weapons, warships, siege engines, and more are the real highlight and make the chronicle extremely accessible. Warfare in the Classical World will excite both readers who have a mature interest in the period and, although it's not a kids' book, children becoming acquainted with ancient history for the first time.

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Illustrates and describes uniforms, armor, weapons, siege equipment, warships, and strategies used by the ancient Greeks and Romans and their enemies.

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