Armies of the Past, Armies of the Hellenistic States, 323 BC to AD30, History, Organization & Equipment

This is a beautifully illustrated book that follows the evolution of Hellenistic Armies through the final years of independence as they became increasingly influenced by Roman arms and tactics. This book provides rich illustration in the form of specially commissioned full colour drawings and photographs of re-enactors – Much Recommended.

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NAME: Armies of the Past, Armies of the Hellenistic States, 323 BC to AD30, 
History, Organization & Equipment
FILE: R2989
AUTHOR: Gabriele Esposito
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £19.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Hellenistic States, Alexander the Great, Alexander's Successors, 
Macedonian Empire, post-Macedonian Empire, generals, infantry, cavalry, archers, 
engineers, military machines, weapons, training, tactics, strategies, organisation, 
equipment, elephants, siege machines

ISBN: 1-52673-029-4

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DESCRIPTION: This is a beautifully illustrated book that follows the evolution of 
Hellenistic Armies through the final years of independence as they became 
increasingly influenced by Roman arms and tactics. This book provides rich 
illustration in the form of specially commissioned full colour drawings and 
photographs of re-enactors –    Much Recommended.

This book follows the very successful approach employed by the author in his earlier 
book reviewing changing equipment weapons and tactics of the Roman Armies in the 
closing years of the Roman Empire. The text reads very well and provides a flowing 
narrative as the author reviews the changes and the reasons for them. The full colour 
drawings and photographs convey the changes in a way that words alone cannot.

The battles between the Greek City States and their battles with the Persians have 
generated much coverage over the years by historians, but they have been dwarfed 
by the amazing achievements of Alexander, as he forged a Macedonian Empire that 
briefly encompassed most of the known world. What followed his death has received 
far less coverage and one of the most neglected areas is how the Hellenistic States 
adapted their armies to changing circumstances after Alexander until the end of their 
independence, as Rome rapidly expanded into a new Empire.

This is a rewarding book.