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By Tim Everson

In this primary entire learn of historic Greek battle for over 35 years, Tim Everson discusses truly and carefully the heritage, guns and strategies of the traditional Greeks. He describes the guns, armour, helmets, chariots and different army gear utilized in from c. 1550 to a hundred and fifty BC and strains how and whilst quite a few items of kit got here into use; whether or not they have been brought from different areas or have been local advancements; the effectiveness of the armour and guns used and while and why issues replaced (or not). Set opposed to a history of a large background of Greek conflict - how they fought, why they fought and the advancements in strategies over the centuries - he examines either the archaeological facts of exact unearths, in addition to historical depictions of army gear on vases and in sculpture and literary proof of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and plenty of different historic authors.

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