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. Strasbourg AD 357

    CAM 336 Paperback Published 30 May 2019
    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...
  2. Macedonian Phalangite vs Persian Warrior

    CBT 40 Paperback Published 30 May 2019
    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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: $17.28

  5. 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: $13.68

  6. Legion versus Phalanx

    GNM Hardback
    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...
  7. 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: $12.16

  8. 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,...

    Regular Price: $15.16

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  9. 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,...

    Regular Price: $15.16

    Special Price: $12.13

  10. 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: $12.80

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