Macedonian Armies After Alexander 323 168 Bc

Author: Nicholas Sekunda
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782003223
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The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander's circle. Initial attempts to preserve the unity of Alexander's conquests gave way to a period of bloody and prolonged warfare. For well over a century the largely mercenary armies of Alexander's successors imposed their influence over the whole of the Near East, while absorbing local military practices. After Rome's decisive defeat of Carthage in 202 BC, Macedonia came under increasing pressure from the Romans. Three wars between the two powers culminated in the Roman victory at Pydna in 168 BC, which laid Alexander's empire to rest and established Roman hegemony in the Near East. Drawing upon a wide array of archaeological and written sources and written by a noted authority on the Hellenistic period, this survey of the organization, battle history and appearance of the armies of Alexander's successors is lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned full-colour artwork.

New Approaches To Greek And Roman Warfare

Author: Lee L. Brice
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118273338
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Uses new methodologies, evidence, and topics to better understand ancient warfare and its place in culture and history New Approaches to Greek and Roman Warfare brings together essays from specialists in ancient history who employ contemporary tools and approaches to reveal new evidence and increase knowledge of ancient militaries and warfare. In-depth yet highly readable, this volume covers the most recent trends for understanding warfare, militaries, soldiers, non-combatants, and their roles in ancient cultures. Chronologically-organized chapters explore new methodologies, evidence, and topics while offering fresh and original perspectives on recent documentary and archaeological discoveries. Covering the time period from Archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, the text asks questions of both new and re-examined old evidence and discusses the everyday military life of soldiers and veterans. Chapters address unique topics such as neurophysiological explanations for why some soldiers panic and others do not in the same battle, Greek society’s handling of combat trauma in returning veterans, the moral aspects and human elements of ancient sieges, medical care in the late Roman Empire, and the personal experience of military servicemembers and their families. Each chapter is self-contained to allow readers to explore topics in any order they prefer. This book: Features case studies that examine psychological components of military service such as morale, panic, recovery, and trauma Offers discussions of the economics of paying for warfare in the Greek and Roman worlds and why Roman soldiers mutinied Covers examining human remains of ancient conflict, including interesting photos Discusses the role of women in families and as victims and addresses issues related to women and war Places discussions in the broader context of new wave military history and includes complete bibliographies and further reading suggestions Providing new material and topical focus, New Approaches to Greek and Roman Warfare is an ideal text for Greek History or Roman History courses, particularly those focusing on ancient warfare, as well as scholars and general readers with interest in the ancient militaries.

Armies Of The Macedonian And Punic Wars

Author: Duncan Head
ISBN: 1326560514
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Handbook To Life In Ancient Greece

Author: Lesley Adkins
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195124910
Size: 12,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Battle 100

Author: Michael Lee Lanning
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402224751
Size: 12,94 MB
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A single day in the heat of armed conflict can shape the future of the world. Throughout history, individual battles have inspired the birth of nations, the devastation of cultures and the triumph of revolutions. Yet while some battles rise up as the cornerstones of history, others fade in our cultural memory, forgotten as minor skirmishes. Why is this so? What makes a battle "important"? Celebrated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning offers a provocative response with The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles. Lanning ranks history's 100 greatest battles according to their influence, both immediate and long-term. Thought-provoking and controversial, Lanning's rankings take us to the heart of the battles and reveal their true greatness.

Ancient Greece

Author: Lesley Adkins
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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.

Macedonian Review

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