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. The Greek and Persian Wars 500–323 BC

    MAA 69 Paperback
    In the early 5th century BC, after the fall of the Lydian Empire, the Persian Wars began. It was an ideological conflict which pitted a proud, democratic, freedom-loving people against a tyrannical and...

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  2. The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine

    MAA 93 Multiple formats
    The year AD 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen...

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  3. Ancient Armies of the Middle East

    MAA 109 Paperback
    This text by Terence Wise explores some of the fascinating peoples who comprised the ancient armies of the Middle East: the Sumerians, who were the first to introduce the use of bronze into warfare, and...

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  4. Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265–146 BC

    MAA 121 Paperback
    The epic conflict between Rome and Carthage remains one of the most compelling stories of military history. The wars included such legendary events as the crossing of the Alps by Hannibal, and the Battle...

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  5. Rome's Enemies (1)

    MAA 129 Paperback
    These vigorous northern 'barbarians' were the destroyers of the Western Empire of Rome. It was they who delivered the coup de grâce to the dying colossus in the south, subsequently creating medieval Europe,...

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  6. The Scythians 700–300 BC

    MAA 137 Multiple formats
    Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after...

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  7. The Army of Alexander the Great

    MAA 148 Paperback
    When Philip II ascended the throne in 359 BC, Macedonia was in danger of being engulfed by wild barbarian tribes to the north and wily Greek cities to the south. Philip had to expand the power of the throne...

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  8. The Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan

    MAA 46 Paperback
    Although the common Roman fighting men themselves have left no account, much literature has survived from antiquity. The wealth of archaeological finds, plus the study of surviving Roman scultpure has...

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  9. Rome's Enemies (2)

    MAA 158 Paperback
    In 390 BC a Gallic army marched on Rome. A confident Roman army of about 15,000 men sent to bar the way was destroyed. Three days after the battle the Gauls entered Rome, much of which they burnt, and...

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  10. Rome's Enemies (4)

    MAA 180 Paperback
    The Republican Roman army suffered heavy losses as a result of the ‘hit and run' tactics employed by the Hispanics in Ancient Spain. After preparatory chanting, the Celt-Iberians would attack en...

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