Rome's Enemies (3)

Rome's Enemies (3)

Parthians & Sassanid Persians

Men-at-Arms 175
  • Author: Peter Wilcox
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 175
  • Publication Date: 24 Jul 1986
  • ISBN: 9780850456882
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

The Parthians were a warrior people. Though possessing no regular army they were superb horsemen and archers, and in time of war the nobility provided heavily armoured knights mounted on weight-carrying chargers. At Carrhae, it is believed that 20,000 Roman troops out of a force of about 36,000 died at the hands of the Parthians. In the third of four volumes covering Rome's enemies, this fascinating text by Peter Wilcox examines the armies and campaigns of the Parthians and Sassanid Persians. This worthy addition to Osprey's Men-at-Arms series contains a wealth of illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by popular artist Angus McBride.

Biographical Note

Peter Wilcox has written numerous articles on Ancient civiliszations, and has also authored numerous Osprey Ancient Warfare titles. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.


Chronology Introduction The Parthians Parthian Campaigns Sassanid Persia Sassanian Campaigns The Plates

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