This comprehensive review of Greek and Roman military formations and technologies is a tour de force. The combination of clearly presented text and a very large number of commissioned full colour illustration through out the body of the book has been achieved at an incredibly low price – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Greece and Rome at War FILE: R3239 AUTHOR: Peter Connolly PUBLISHER: Frontline Books, Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Greek warriors, Roman warriors, warships, siege artillery, equipment, weapons, armour, uniform, tactics, formations, organization, Ancient World, fortifications, military engineering, mining, battering rams ISBN: 978-1-84832-941-6 PAGES: 320 IMAGE: B3239.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4u78x4j LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This comprehensive review of Greek and Roman military formations and technologies is a tour de force. The combination of clearly presented text and a very large number of commissioned full colour illustration t hrough out the body of the book has been achieved at an incredibly low price – Most Highly Recommended
For anyone wishing to start learning about Ancient Greece and Rome, they will find this a remarkably good starting point. What makes this such an excellent book is that the text demonstrates extensive research and knowledge with a unique set of lavish illustrations. The author has provided a review that covers land warfare and naval warfare for the period, military fortifications and the engineering and artillery developments aimed at defeating those fortifications. There is a remarkably comprehensive coverage of naval vessels of the period, all beautifully illustrated.
Highly experienced military history enthusiasts will find this a fascinating account of very important military history that provides illustrative depth to their libraries. For the novice, this is probably the best entry point into this period of history. It is also very affordable.
Greece and Rome built empires on the basis of their military innovation and discipline. They also developed the basis for military structure and tactics that served long after their Empires fell. In particular, Roman military engineering, equipment and counter measures were employed virtually unchanged during the Medieval period and can still be seen in modern military practices. Today, the main changes are not to the basics, but to the technologies now available.