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. 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,...
  2. Roman Heavy Cavalry (1)

    ELI 225 Paperback Published 29 Nov 2018
    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...
  3. Legion versus Phalanx

    GNM Hardback Published 18 Oct 2018
    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...
  4. The Etruscans

    ELI 223 Paperback Published 20 Sep 2018
    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...
  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (1)

    ELI 221 Multiple formats
    Roman unit standards played a important role, both ceremonially and on the battlefield. With the armies of the late Roman Republic and early Empire continually engaged on the frontiers, the soldiers selected...

    Starting at: $15.20

  9. Roman Legionary 109–58 BC

    WAR 182 Multiple formats
    The Roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the Marian reforms,...

    Starting at: $15.20

  10. The Bar Kokhba War AD 132–136

    CAM 310 Multiple formats
    In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent...

    Starting at: $19.20

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