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By John Gibson Warry

Это прекрасно иллюстрированное издание охватывает исторический период протяженностью более one thousand лет: от осады Трои до падения Рима.
Издание содержит цветные рисунки одежды, оружия, военных кораблей, осадных машин, схемы сражений.
Книга представляет большой интерес для любителей истории древнего мира.Русскоязычное издание http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1950657

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From the increase of Greece to the autumn of Rome, this beautifully illustrated quantity is an excellent account of the soldiers and battles that ruled Europe and the close to East for greater than 1,000 years. the tale starts off at Troy, drawing upon Homeric legend and sleek archaeological proof. It maintains via Greece's Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, Alexander the nice, Rome's Punic Wars, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and the barbarian invasions. even though John Warry's textual content is worthy examining, the colour drawings of uniforms, apparatus, guns, warships, siege engines, and extra are the true spotlight and make the chronicle super obtainable. struggle within the Classical global will excite either readers who've a mature curiosity within the interval and, even if it is not a little ones' e-book, young ones changing into accustomed to old heritage for the 1st time.

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This indefatigable force advanced nearly a mile to the attack, at the quick step, each man in armour weighing about 70lbs (32kg). After hard fighting, in which they routed the Persian infantry and assaulted the Persian ships, they hurried back more than 20 miles (33km) to Athens and prepared to resist another landing. Before the battle, the Athenian runner Pheidippides had covered the 152 miles (245 km) between Athens and Sparta in Above: A 5th century Persian bronze helmet from Olympia. Many of Xerxes' two days in a vain attempt to summon soldiers, however, were protected timely h~lp.

It should also be noted that Thucydides was politically well qualified as the historian of his own times. He was a relative of the pro-Spartan statesman Cimon and a warm admirer of the anti-Spartan Pericles. His political impartiality" is thus not attributable to indifference, but to a t1\To-sided commitment. He must have been a prey to divided loyalties. Thucydides' history was continued from the point where it left off by Xenophon in his Hellenica. Xenophon was himself a military commander of outstanding ability.

Such signals were vital in Greek warfare. guards). Thus the Greek heavy infantryman remained effectively armoured from head to foot. The chief offensive weapon of the Greek hoplite was his long lance, up to 9ft (about 3m) in length. Unlike the Homeric spears, these lances were used only for thrusting, not for throwing, and they were tipped with iron. The hoplite also carried a short cut-and-thrust sword for fighting at close quarters. By contrast with the hoplite, Greek cavalrymen, who were few in number, wore no armour and carried no shield.

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