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Warriors of the Ancient World

Soldiers * Chariots * Cavalry * Sieges * Generals

By (author) Martin J. Dougherty
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 14th Sep 2016
Dimensions: w 217mm h 280mm d 20mm
Weight: 838g
ISBN-10: 1782744460
ISBN-13: 9781782744467
Barcode No: 9781782744467
Synopsis
Who were Leonidas's 300, and what did they do at the battle of Thermopylae? How was a Roman legionary armed and what kind of armour did he wear? How did Alexander's Macedonians beat fearsome elephants in battle? And what was the `Parthian shot'? Find out the answers to these questions and learn about warfare, military technology and history in ancient times. Outstanding images, diagrams and fascinating facts make this period of history easy to understand. Learn about fighting elephants, epic sieges, the effectiveness of the Roman testudo (tortoise) formation, the Spartan phalanx, why Greek trireme ships were so successful, and many more amazing aspects of ancient warfare. Warriors of the Ancient World is packed with fascinating facts and 120 colourful artworks, photographs and diagrams, making it an attractive, informative guide to warfare in the ancient world.

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