Warfare in Ancient Greece: Arms and Armour from the Heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great

By Tim Everson

In this primary complete learn of historic Greek conflict for over 35 years, Tim Everson discusses in actual fact and carefully the history, guns and strategies of the traditional Greeks. He describes the guns, armour, helmets, chariots and different army apparatus utilized in from c. 1550 to one hundred fifty BC and lines how and whilst numerous items of kit got here into use; whether or not they have been brought from different areas or have been local advancements; the effectiveness of the armour and guns used and while and why issues replaced (or not). Set opposed to a historical past of a vast background of Greek conflict - how they fought, why they fought and the advancements in strategies over the centuries - he examines either the archaeological proof of tangible reveals, in addition to historic depictions of army gear on vases and in sculpture and literary proof of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and plenty of different historical authors.

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