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 Heavy Cavalry (2)

    ELI 235 Paperback Published 26 Nov 2020
    In the twilight of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th-6th centuries, the elite of the field armies was the heavy armoured cavalry - the cataphracts, clad in lamellar, scale, mail and padded fabric armour....
  2. Britannia AD 43

    CAM 353 Paperback Published 17 Sep 2020
    For the Romans, Britannia lay beyond the comfortable confines of the Mediterranean world around which classical civilisation had flourished. Britannia was felt to be at the outermost edge of the world...
  3. Roman Shields

    ELI 234 Paperback Published 20 Aug 2020
    The introduction of the scutum in the 4th century BC revolutionized the way the Romans fought. Instead of being purely defensive, the shield became a weapon in its own right. Using the top edge or boss...
  4. Roman Soldier vs Parthian Warrior

    CBT 50 Multiple formats
    In 53 BC, Roman and Parthian forces collided in a confrontation that would reshape the geopolitical map and establish a frontier between East and West that would endure for the next 700 years. From the...

    Starting at: £11.19

  5. The Spatha

    WPN 72 Multiple formats
    Adopted from the Celts in the 1st century BC, the spatha, a lethal and formidable chopping blade, became the primary sword of the Roman soldier in the Later Empire. Over the following centuries, the blade,...

    Starting at: £13.42

  6. Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (2)

    ELI 230 Multiple formats
    The Late Roman Empire was a period of significant change in the designs of standards and in the costumes of standard-bearers. During the middle decades of the chaotic 3rd century, evidence confirms the...

    Starting at: £12.46

  7. 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: £7.19

  8. The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices

    GNM Multiple formats
    'An exciting, highly informative and also enjoyable read: Shepherd writes with clarity and verve… this book should find it's way into the hands of all schools, universities and lovers of Herodotus.'...

    Starting at: £10.50

  9. The Army of Pyrrhus of Epirus

    MAA 528 Multiple formats
    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...

    Starting at: £11.50

  10. Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (2)

    MAA 527 Multiple formats
    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...

    Starting at: £11.50

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