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The Macedonian Empire: The Era of Warfare Under Philip II and Alexander the Great, 359-323 B.C.
     

The Macedonian Empire: The Era of Warfare Under Philip II and Alexander the Great, 359-323 B.C.

by James R. Ashley
 

ISBN-10: 0786419180

ISBN-13: 9780786419180

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

The Macedonian Empire lasted only 36 years, beginning with Philip II’s assumption of the throne in 359 B.C. and ending with the death of his son Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. In that span, the two leaders changed the map in the known world. Philip established new tactics that forever ended the highly stylized mode that had characterized Classic Greek

Overview

The Macedonian Empire lasted only 36 years, beginning with Philip II’s assumption of the throne in 359 B.C. and ending with the death of his son Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. In that span, the two leaders changed the map in the known world. Philip established new tactics that forever ended the highly stylized mode that had characterized Classic Greek warfare, and Alexander’s superb leadership made the army an unstoppable force.
This work first examines the 11 great armies and three great navies of the era, along with their operations and logistics. The primary focus is then on each campaign and significant battle fought by Philip or Alexander, detailing how the battles were fought, the tactics of the opposing armies, and how the Macedonians were able to triumph.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786419180
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Maps by Subject ix

Preface 1

Introduction 5

Part I: Ancient Warfare

1. The Armies 13

Athens 15

Boeotia 16

Illyria 17

India 18

Macedonia 22

Persia 55

Phocia 64

Scythia 65

Sparta 67

Thessaly 71

Thrace 71

2. Siege Operations 73

3. Logistics 80

4. Naval Operations 83

The Trireme 83

Naval Tactics 86

Athenian Navy 87

Macedonian Navy 91

Persian Navy 104

Part II: The Reign of Philip II

5. Campaigns of Philip II 111

Illyria 111

Third Sacred War 115

The Macedonian Coast 126

Chalcidice 126

Thessaly 130

Thrace 133

Epirus 144

Euboea 145

Scythia 148

Fourth Sacred War 149

Phocis 151

Peloponnesus 158

Asia Minor 160

Part III: Campaigns of Alexander the Great

6. Greece 165

Thessaly 165

The Balkans 166

Central Greece 175

The Peloponnese 181

7. The Western Persian Empire 184

Asia Minor 185

Cilicia 219

Phoenicia 235

Egypt 251

Mesopotamia 255

Susiana 270

Persis 271

Media 279

8. The Eastern Persian Empire 282

Hyrcania 282

Areia 285

Drangiana 287

Arachosia 289

Parapamisadae 289

Hindu Kush 289

Bactria 289

Sogdiana 294

Pareitacae 302

Scythia 303

9. India 306

Bajaur 309

Swat 311

Upper Punjab 317

Lower Punjab 333

10. The Southern Persian Empire 342

Gedrosa 342

Carmania 351

11. Return to Babylon 352

Persis 352

Susiana 352

Media 353

Babylonia 355

12. Arabia 357

Appendices

A. Peace of Philocrates 361

B. Assassination Attempts Against Alexander 365

C. Macedonian Army Mutinies 369

D. Hephaestion’s Funeral 374

E. Mileage of Alexander's Campaigns 376

F. Alexander’s Income and Expenses 377

G. Alexander’s Funeral Train 383

H. Kings and Satraps 385

I. Chronology of the Macedonian Empire 392

Glossary 407

Notes 441

Bibliography 467

Index 471

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