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By Tim Everson

In this primary entire examine of historic Greek battle for over 35 years, Tim Everson discusses truly and carefully the history, 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 lines how and while quite a few items of apparatus 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 heritage of a large heritage of Greek battle - how they fought, why they fought and the advancements in strategies over the centuries - he examines either the archaeological facts of exact reveals, in addition to historical depictions of army apparatus on vases and in sculpture and literary facts of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and plenty of different historic authors.

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