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By Tim Everson

In this primary finished examine of historic Greek struggle 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 apparatus utilized in from c. 1550 to one hundred fifty BC and strains how and while numerous 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 whilst and why issues replaced (or not). Set opposed to a history of a large historical past of Greek conflict - how they fought, why they fought and the advancements in strategies over the centuries - he examines either the archaeological proof of exact reveals, in addition to historical depictions of army apparatus on vases and in sculpture and literary proof of Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and lots of different old authors.

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