Greek and Roman Military Writers: Selected Readings / Edition 1

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Overview

"For this volume Brian Campbell has selected and translated more than 250 key pieces from the ancient military writers. They cover a range of topics - battle formations and manoeuvres, different types of troops, the art of generalship, methods for conducting and resisting a siege, the construction of artillery and fortifications, and every kind of ploy and trick used by generals to defeat their opponents." Some works are highly technical, while others survey the history of warfare and the reasons why past generals had been victorious or came to grief. The book also includes extracts from other ancient historians who comment on warfare and society. Each piece is annotated with further explanation, making this an essential resource for everyone studying the army and warfare in the classical age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415285469
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Routledge Classical Translations Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Campbell is Professor of Roman History at the Queen's University of Belfast. He has written several books on the Roman Army, including The Emperor and the Roman Army 31 BC-AD 235, The Roman Army 31 BC-AD 337: A Sourcebook and War and Society in Imperial Rome 31 BC - AD 284.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : warfare in the Greek and Roman world 1
1 Organization, training, and discipline 21
2 The general's role 53
3 Battle : military formations, tactics, and stratagems 88
4 Attacking and defending cities 145
5 Military engineering : bridges, camps, fortifications, siege engines, and siege works 179
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