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Greece and Rome at War (Paperback)

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By Peter Connolly
Frontline Books
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781848329416
Published: 7th January 2016



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In this sumptuous guide to twelve centuries of military development, Peter Connolly combines a detailed account of the arms and armies of Greece and Rome with his superb full-colour artwork. Making use of fresh archaeological evidence and new material on the manufacture and use of the weapons of the period, the author presents an attractive and impressive volume that is both scholarly and beautifully presented with illustrations that are, quite rightly, recognised as being the best and most accurate representation of how the soldiers from these formidable military empires appeared.

Greece and Rome at War lucidly demonstrates the face of battle in the ancient world. Covering the wars between the Greeks and the Persians and the epic contest between the Romans and their most capable opponent, Hannibal, as well as organisation, tactics, armour and weapons, and much more, this excellent work brings the armies of Greece, Macedon and Rome vividly to life. This new revised edition contains a Preface by Adrian Goldsworthy.

Undoubtedly, this book must have a space of honour in our library. We would not understand history without such a work.

Read the full Spanish review here.

José Manuél Rico Cortés (Mister JM) - Miniaturas JM

This is another soft cover edition of a book that has already passed through CAAM's book reviews and remains a first rate study and is very good value for money.

Classic Arms & Militaria, August-September

This book has enjoyed a long publishing history – first published in 1981, reprinted in 1998 and 2012 and now republished in 2016 in paperback format. In this large format, full colour, 320 page work, the author divides the text into three main sections, Greece and Macedonia, Italy and The Western Mediterranean, The Roman Empire. Each section is then subdivided into two chapters, each in turn being further divided into a number of parts, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the period under discussion – roughly 800BC to AD450 – and providing a great deal of information on the way. There are three appendices covering war at sea, fortifications and siege warfare, Roman military costume. This new revised edition features a preface by Adrian Goldsworthy, plus there is also a bibliography and an index.

Stuart Asquith, Author

This new revised edition of Peter Connolly's excellent book will find a ready audience in men and women interested in military history - beautifully illustrated and well written.

Books Monthly, May 2016 - Paul Norman
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