The Macedonian War Machine 359 281 BC

The Macedonian War Machine  359   281 BC
Author : David Karunanithy
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN 10 : 9781783469963
ISBN 13 : 178346996X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Macedonian War Machine 359 281 BC Book Description:

“[A] splendid and scholarly work . . . an essential guide for all serious students of military history and warfare in the age of Alexander.”—Professor Waldemar Heckel, University of Calgary The army that emerged from the reforms of Philip II of Macedon proved to be one of the most successful in the whole of the ancient period. Much has been written on aspects of Macedonian warfare, particularly the generalship of its most famous proponent, Alexander the Great, yet many studies retread the same paths and draw conclusion on the same narrow evidential base, while leaving important aspects and sources of information untouched. David Karunanithy concentrates on filling the gaps in existing studies, presenting and studying evidence frequently overlooked or ignored. The book is divided into four sections, each presenting a wealth of detail on various aspects: Preparation (including chapters on training techniques, various aspects of arms and armor production and supply and the provision and management of cavalry mounts); Support (eg noncombatant specialists, bridge building, field engineering, construction of field camps and little-known combat units in Asia); Dress and Battle Equipment (drawing on much neglected evidence and including such details as officers’ plumes, wreaths and finger rings); Alexander’s Veterans and Life on Campaign (the Silver Shields; baggage trains and personal kit, servants and families, camp life and recreation). “Karunanithy’s achievement is to draw together all the available evidence—artistic, numeristic, archaeological and literary—producing a thoroughly readable and coherent work . . . it should be a mandatory acquisition for anyone with an interest in the history of ancient Macedonia and its military.”—Ancient Warfare

The Macedonian War Machine

The Macedonian War Machine
Author : David Karunanithy
Publisher :
Total Pages : 358
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : OCLC:862819675
ISBN 13 :
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The Macedonian War Machine Book Description:

Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior

Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior
Author : Murray Dahm
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2019-05-30
ISBN 10 : 9781472832177
ISBN 13 : 1472832175
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior Book Description:

In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of Alexander's army were 10,000 members of the phalanx, the phalangites. Armed with a long pike and fighting in formations up to 16 ranks deep, these grizzled veterans were the mainstay of the Macedonian army. Facing them were the myriad armies of the peoples that made up the Persian Empire. At the centre of these forces was the formation known as the Immortals: 10,000 elite infantry, armed with spears and bows. In this study, a noted authority assesses the origins, combat role and battlefield performance of Alexander's phalangites and their Persian opponents in three key battles of the era – the Granicus River, Issus and Gaugamela – at the dawn of a new way of waging war.

Bibliographic Index

Bibliographic Index
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 26
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079882356
ISBN 13 :
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Bibliographic Index Book Description:

Warman s Coins Currency

Warman s Coins   Currency
Author : Allen G. Berman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 211
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : 0870697471
ISBN 13 : 9780870697470
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warman s Coins Currency Book Description:

This comprehensive guide is the only one of its kind to include both coins and paper money in one volume. With detailed, updated price listings and over 500 photos, this book makes identifying simple for beginners and experienced numismatists alike

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece
Author : Lesley Adkins
Publisher :
Total Pages : 472
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : NWU:35556027725662
ISBN 13 :
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Ancient Greece Book Description:

Who were the Titans? How did the Greek alphabet evolve? What sort of weapons did the Greek warriors use? Three millennia of life in ancient Greece, from the advent of the Minoan civilization through the rise and fall of numerous city states, the emergence of democracy and the huge expansion of the Greek world under Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest of 30 BCE, are explored in this guide to the history, archaeology, literature and culture of ancient Greece. Chapters covering: civilizations, city-states and empires; rulers and leaders; military affairs; geography of the Greek world; economy, trade and transport; towns and countryside; written evidence; religion and mythology; art, science and philosophy; everyday life.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece
Author : Lesley Adkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 472
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 019512491X
ISBN 13 : 9780195124910
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece Book Description:

From the beginning of the Minoan civilization to the fall of the Greek states to the Romans by 30 B.C., this handy reference provides comprehensive access to over three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology. 179 halftones and linecuts.

Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker Continued

Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker  Continued
Author : Felix Jacoby
Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages : 631
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 9004113037
ISBN 13 : 9789004113039
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Die Fragmente Der Griechischen Historiker Continued Book Description:

This edition, with translation and commentary, of the surviving fragments of Hermippos of Smyrna draws attention to this author's derivative method and the distinctive juxtaposition of sensational stories and pinacographical material (catalogs of writings, pupils) characterizing his biographical works.