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. War Bows

    GNM Hardback Published 21 Feb 2019
    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...
  2. Mutina 43 BC

    CAM 329 Paperback Published 27 Dec 2018
    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,...
  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Julius Caesar

    CMD 4 eBook (ePub)
    One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar's most famous victory - the conquest of Gaul - was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general,...
  7. Julius Caesar

    CMD 4 eBook (PDF)
    One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar's most famous victory - the conquest of Gaul - was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general,...
  8. Roman Legionary vs Carthaginian Warrior

    CBT 35 Multiple formats
    The peace that followed the First Punic War was shallow and fractious, with the resumption of hostilities in 218 BC sparked by Carthaginian expansion in Iberia seeing Rome suffer some of the worst defeats...

    Starting at: $16.00

  9. Rome at War

    GNM Multiple formats
    The Roman Empire was the greatest the world has ever seen, and its legendary military might was the foundation of this success.This compact volume tells the fascinating story of the major conflicts that...

    Starting at: $10.50

  10. Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior

    CBT 31 Multiple formats
    The Greco-Persian Wars (499-449 BCE) convulsed Greece, Asia Minor and the Near East for half a century. Through a series of bloody invasions and pitched battles, the mighty Persian Empire pitted itself...

    Starting at: $16.00

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