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

Tim Everson

In this primary complete learn of historical Greek war for over 35 years, Tim Everson discusses in actual fact and carefully the heritage, 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 apparatus 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 whilst and why issues replaced (or not). Set opposed to a heritage of a vast historical past 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 unearths, in addition to historical depictions of army gear on vases and in sculpture and literary facts of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and plenty of different old authors.

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