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Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors, and Warfare in the Ancient Civilisations of Greece and Romeby John Gibson Warry
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This superbly illustrated volume traces the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600 B.C. and A.D. 800, from the rise of Mycenaean civilization to the fall of Ravenna and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. John Warry tells of an age of great military commanders such as Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar - men whose feats of generalship still provide material for discussion and admiration in the military academies of the world.
The text is complemented by a running chronology, 16 maps, 50 newly researched battle plans and tactical diagrams, and 125 photographs, 65 of them in color.
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Abundant color and b&w illustrations and photos accompany text tracing the evolution of the art of warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds between 1600 BC and AD 800. Describes military commanders such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, and provides details on uniforms, equipment, weapons, war ships, and war elephants from the rise of the Mycenaean civilization to the collapse of the western Roman Empire. Contains maps, a running chronology, battles plans, and a glossary. For high school level and up.
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