Warfare in the Classical World

Warfare in the Classical World

by John Warry

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ISBN-13: 9780760716960
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.03(d)

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Warfare in the Classical World 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Warfare in the Classical World by John Warry is an all text book that goes deep with satisfying detail ranging all the way from the wars of the Homeric Period to the Barbarian invasions that ended the western Empire, even further into the Eastern empire and the Dark Ages ( i recall explanations on the Greek fire that were used). All the commanders, well known and not are explained, the historic reference used from ancient historians, all the political/economic backrounds to war such as many of the campaigns being funded by silver mines from various Roman sites in a comment i recall, naval campaigns no less important are studied, every possible structure of war machines. Caesar, a lover of chronicling his campaigns for example even gave exact measurments of his earthworks and fortifications his army made without any logistics as it challenged Rome. It's a great book that i've read over many times because there's just so much information in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is fine. Typographic errors should have been caught by the editor, publisher, typesetter or someone. Seems there was a mis-use of 'if' in place of 'of' on every other page, 'attrack' versus 'attract' was memorable. Worst was when I started digging around for the strange Greek guy. Have you ever heard of Ucydides? Yeah, Thucydides was what they meant. Had to read that paragraph a couple of times to get the idea that it was a typo. Yo, Barnes & Noble, The book is nice but if you clean up the typo's and re-publish I want a cleaned up copy for my bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The information in this book is invaluable for the ancient history warfare enthusiast. I read this book several years ago and it was filled with many descriptive illustrations of Greek & Roman armor, weapons and tactics. If you want the illustrations, THIS IS NOT THE BOOK TO BUY! It is very skimpy on the visuals and the few that are included are only in black and white. The prior editions of this book are the ones to buy.