Philippi 42 BC

Philippi 42 BC

The death of the Roman Republic

Campaign 199
  • Author: Si Sheppard
  • Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Short code: CAM 199
  • Publication Date: 10 Aug 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032653
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Immortalised by Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the battle of Philippi was the final meeting between the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian against the armies of Caesar's assassins Brutus and Longinus. In this book Si Sheppard takes a detailed look at the campaign that was waged around the Macedonian city of Philippi. In the bloody and close combat, legionary fought legionary amid great slaughter, until Brutus' forces were defeated. Brutus fled and committed suicide the following day. The Republican cause crushed, Rome now rested in the hands of the Second Triumvirate. Packed with photographs, breathtaking battlescene artwork and detailed maps illustrating the course of the battles on land and on sea, this is the history of the campaign which sounded the final death knell for the Republican movement.

Biographical Note

Si Sheppard is a graduate student of Political Science at John Hopkins University. He graduated with an MA Distinction from the University of Wellington and was winner of the Sir Desmond Todd Award for best thesis in a political subject. Simon Sheppard is a published author and has contributed a number of articles to leading journals, magazines and newspapers. For the Osprey Campaign series, he has previously written Pharsalus 48 BC.Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art college in Cornwall. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1985 has worked as a professional artist. Steve has provided award-winning illustrations for the publishers Dorling Kindersley, where his interest in historical illustration began.

Contents

Origins of the Campaign
Chronology
Opposing plans
Opposing commanders
Opposing forces
Orders of battle
The first battle of Philippi
The second battle of Philippi
Aftermath
The battlefield today
Further reading
Index

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