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 Persian War

    GNM Hardback Published 28 Nov 2019
    The victory of a few Greek city-states over the world's first superpower was an extraordinary military feat that secured the future of western civilization. All modern accounts of the war as a whole, and...
  2. The Army of Pyrrhus of Epirus

    MAA 528 Paperback Published 19 Sep 2019
    Pyrrhus was one of the most tireless and famous warriors of the Hellenistic Age that followed the dispersal of Alexander the Great's brief empire. After inheriting the throne as a boy, and a period of...
  3. Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (2)

    MAA 527 Paperback Published 25 Jul 2019
    The appearance of Roman soldiers in the 3rd century AD has long been a matter of debate and uncertainty, largely thanks to the collapse of central control and perpetual civil war between the assassination...
  4. Strasbourg AD 357

    CAM 336 Multiple formats
    Civil war in the Western Roman Empire between AD 350-53 had left the frontiers weakly defended, and the major German confederations along the Rhine - the Franks and Alemanni - took advantage of the situation...

    Starting at: $19.20

  5. Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior

    CBT 40 Multiple formats
    In August 334 BC, Alexander the Great invaded the Persian Empire and systematically set about its conquest. At the core of Alexander's army were 10,000 members of the phalanx, the phalangites. Armed...

    Starting at: $17.60

  6. War Bows

    GNM Multiple formats
    War bows dominated battlefields across the world for centuries. In their various forms, they allowed trained archers to take down even well-armoured targets from great distances, and played a key role...

    Starting at: $28.00

  7. Mutina 43 BC

    CAM 329 Multiple formats
    In the aftermath of the murder of Gaius Julius Caesar, his self-declared successor Mark Antony struggled to hold together his legacy. Following an abortive coup attempt by Caesar's adopted son Octavian,...

    Starting at: $19.20

  8. Roman Heavy Cavalry (1)

    ELI 225 Multiple formats
    From the army of Marc Antony in the 1st century BC, Roman generals hired Oriental heavy armoured cavalry to serve in their military alongside the legions. These troops, both from the northern steppes and...

    Starting at: $15.20

  9. Legion versus Phalanx

    GNM Multiple formats
    From the time of Ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry phalanx dominated the battlefield. Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder with shields interlocking, the men of the phalanx presented...

    Starting at: $21.00

  10. The Etruscans

    ELI 223 Multiple formats
    Ancient Rome had deep roots in the 'Villanovan' culture that we call today the Etruscans. Their long-lived civilization can be traced to 900-750 BC in north-west Italy. They were a sea-faring people trading...

    Starting at: $15.20

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