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Warfare in the Classical World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons, Warriors, and Warfare in the Ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome Paperback – October 15, 1995
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Another great thing about the book, that was also covered by other reviewers, is the section of ancient authorities. This adds to the credibility of the book by stating sources as well as just by providing information about scholars of the times.
There isn't too much to complain about, but if I had to say something, I wish that there was more time spent on warfare at the time of Imperial Rome. Only 2 out of 12 chapters cover this 400-500 year period of time though Republican Rome is covered in detail.
Overall though this is a great buy and a great reference for ancient warfare.
This one problem aside, the book is simply marvelous, and as long as you don't mind the author breezing over Imperial Rome, it's a must-buy. The Alexander the Great section in particular is spectacular.
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Its good informational read although the pictures and illustration are not visually impressive it provides enough to portray the classical world.Published 5 months ago by Blue
If you are baffled by ancient warfare and want a very solid introduction, this book is your best bet! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Doug Welch
Thought it would be laid out better visually. Not colorful or visual enough to help keep interest.Published 12 months ago by Full-time-mom
it was enjoyable. I recommend to anyone into classical warfare and ancient warfare techniques and the varies of weapons and tools of the tradePublished on September 2, 2013 by CJ MacDonald Sr
John Warry has authored an outstanding reference book and guide on how soldiers were clothed, armed, and fought in the Ancient World. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Joe Owen
My grandson is really into history, even the gory battles and thrives on knowing more about warfare, prisoners and things like that. He was happy with the book.Published on April 30, 2013 by Sandra Buck
I am really enjoying this book. Because of the nature of the book, each historical battle is not discussed in great detail, but as an overview this book really shines. Read morePublished on November 30, 2011 by Willo.of.eesti
Book was in great shape. My daughter needed it for her college class. Much cheaper then the campus bookstore.Published on January 23, 2011 by Lisa Y.