Battles and Battlefields of Ancient Greece, A Guide To Their History, Topography And Archaeology

This book provides a carefully researched guide to twenty battles from Marathon to Actium. The authors have crafted a very readable guide, supported by a fine collection of images – Very Highly Recommended

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NAME: Battles and Battlefields of Ancient Greece, A Guide To Their History, 
Topography And Archaeology
FILE: R2914
AUTHOR: C Jacob Butera, Matthew A Sears
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 385
PRICE: £35.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Ancient Greece, warfare, weapons, tactics. Battlefields, visitor guides, 
Marathon, Salamis, Piracus, Boeotia, Thermopolylae, Artemisium, Plataca, Delium, 
Corunea, Leuctra, Chaeronca, Amphipolis,Cynoscephalae, Pydna, Pharsalus, 
Philippi, Naupactus, Phylos,Mantinea, Nemea River, Actium

ISBN: 1-78383-186-3

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DESCRIPTION: This book provides a carefully researched guide to twenty battles 
from Marathon to Actium. The authors have crafted a very readable guide, 
supported by a fine collection of images   –  Very Highly Recommended

The growth of interest in visiting battlefields has developed rapidly from 1919. 
Today, the European battlefields of WWI and WWII are now supported by a large 
selection of guide books and the business of guided tours has grown equally quickly. 
On this base, tours of the more distant battlefields of two World Wars are becoming 
more numerous. This has created an appetite for visiting ancient battlefields but there
 are still few really well-researched guides, making this new book especially welcome.

Guide books are much like boat plans and aircraft plans, many more are sold than 
result in readers following the guides to build something. This is no bad thing 
because not everyone can find the time or the money to follow the guide and visit 
the sites, although they may inspire others and they may eventually make that visit 
themselves. The guide books also generate interest in related books that provide 
more detailed coverage of weapons, tactics, politics, people, and associated topics.

This guide is balanced and covers 20 important battles in ancient Greece, covering a 
period of 490 BC to 31 BC. There is an excellent introduction to provide a concise 
overview of warfare and tactics during the period and each battle is supported by fine 
images in the form of colour photographs and maps. Information is offered on 
travelling to the battlefields, exploring the terrain, and visiting sites and museums. In 
addition to providing the information necessary to making a visit to the ancient 
battlefields, this book is a very good introduction to the period for anyone interested 
in developing knowledge about the period and the battles that shaped the world.