Ancient Warfare Books

Books and ebooks about warfare in the Ancient World, examining the equipment, uniforms, training and tactics of soldiers and warriors on the battlefield, from the Spartans of Ancient Greece to the legendary Roman Legions. Discover the weapons that they used, the fortifications that protected them and the battles they fought in, battles like Thermopylae, Actium, Qadesh and Marathon.

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  1. Roman Plate Armour

    ELI 247 Paperback Published 24 Nov 2022
    Fully illustrated, this book investigates the articulated plate armour worn by Roman legionaries.First named by Renaissance historians studying the reliefs on Trajan's Column, lorica segmentata evaded...
  2. Hunnic Warrior vs Late Roman Cavalryman

    CBT 67 Paperback Published 15 Sep 2022
    Roman and Hunnic fighting men are assessed and compared in this fully illustrated study of Attila's bid to conquer Europe in the 5th century AD.The Huns burst on to the page of western European history...
  3. Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provinces (2)

    MAA 547 Paperback Published 15 Sep 2022
    Drawing upon the latest literary and archaeological research, this is an in-depth study of the Roman Army units based in the Eastern Provinces during the turbulent third century of the Roman Empire.In...
  4. Gladiators 4th–1st centuries BC

    ELI 246 Paperback Published 18 Aug 2022
    This new study lifts the veil on the high-profile but often misunderstood gladiators of ancient Rome, from their origins to the dawn of the Principate.Originating in funeral rites during the Punic Wars...
  5. Carrhae 53 BC

    CAM 382 Paperback Published 18 Aug 2022
    Explores the critical battle of Carrhae, a fascinating tale of treachery, tactics, and topography in which Rome experienced one of its most humiliating defeats.The Battle of Carrhae is from a heady moment...
  6. Athenian Trireme vs Persian Trireme

    DUE 122 Multiple formats
    A fascinating and detailed exploration of one of the most famous warships of the Ancient world - the trireme - and its tactical employment by the opposing sides in the 5th-century BC Graeco-Persian Wars.You...

    Starting at: $17.60

  7. British Celtic Warrior vs Roman Soldier

    CBT 65 Multiple formats
    An illustrated study of the British tribal warriors and Roman auxiliaries who fought in three epic battles for control of Britain in the 1st century AD. Following the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43,...

    Starting at: $17.60

  8. At the Gates of Rome

    GNM Multiple formats
    A dramatic retelling of the story of the final years of the Western Roman Empire and the downfall of Rome itself from the perspective of the Roman general Stilicho and Alaric, king of the Visigoths.It...

    Starting at: $21.00

  9. Armies of Julius Caesar 58–44 BC

    ELI 241 Multiple formats
    Gaius Julius Caesar remains the most famous Roman general of all time. Although he never bore the title, historians since Suetonius have judged him to be, in practice, the very first 'emperor' - after...

    Starting at: $16.00

  10. The Bronze Lie

    GNM Multiple formats
    The last stand at Thermopylae made the Spartans legends in their own time, famous for their toughness, stoicism and martial prowess - but was this reputation earned? Covering Sparta's full classical...

    Starting at: $21.00

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